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You Like That? The Kirk Cousins Prop Bets You Need to Take

Kirk Cousins is sure to be a popular fade in the NFL odds, but let’s examine whether you should be riding with the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. The selection of Michael Penix Jr. complicates Cousins’ future, but there is no reason to think that will impact 2024.


You Like That? The Kirk Cousins Prop Bets You Need to Take
Quarterback Kirk Cousins #18 of the Atlanta Falcons | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

The Falcons have $180 million reasons to see what they have in Cousins. Yet, there are sure to be fans hammering Cousins’ unders in prop betting after the selection of Penix.

Let’s dive into Cousins’ outlook for next season as well as the top prop betting options for Atlanta’s new quarterback.

Cousins has History of Putting Up Numbers

As a refresher Cousins sustained a season-ending ACL injury last October, but the former Pro Bowl quarterback was on pace to post some of the best statistical numbers of his career. Cousins threw for 2,331 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 69.5% of his passes in his eight appearances prior to the injury.

Cousins threw for 4,547 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 65.9% of his passes during 17 starts in 2022. The veteran topped 4,000 passing yards and 28 touchdowns in three straight seasons with the Minnesota Vikings prior to his injury in 2023.

Even if you disagree with the selection of Penix, Atlanta has made it clear that Cousins is still the franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future.

“He is so comfortable in himself and he’s so comfortable being himself that it just really attracts his teammates and his leadership style,” Falcons head coach Raheem Morris said of Cousins, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “So, I really think the best part for me to see is the maturity, the comfort, the human being and him being the guy. Him being the person that’s able to use his voice. All of those things, really factored in for me.”

No Shortage of Weapons With Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts

The Vikings had Justin Jefferson, but the recent rosters were not exactly dripping with playmakers. Now, Cousins finds himself on a roster that may feature one of the more talented group of weapons that the quarterback has had.

Atlanta offers running back Bijan Robinson, wideout Drake London and tight end Kyle Pitts. The Falcons also signed former Bears wideout Darnell Mooney and traded for versatile playmaker Rondale Moore this offseason.

Kirk Cousins Prop Bets: What Should You Take?

Assuming Cousins can stay healthy this season, you can expect the quarterback to be back in the range of 4,000 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. I am bullish on Cousins with this many offensive weapons surrounding him this season.

Cousins should also benefit from playing in offensive coordinator Zac Robinson’s system that he is bringing over from the LA Rams. My favorite Cousins’ prop bet is taking the over on 4,000½ yards.

Another option is to take Cousins to top 28½ touchdown passes in the Las Vegas odds. If pressed, I would take the over, but the presence of Robinson makes me slightly concerned that the Falcons could rack up rushing touchdowns this season.



Questions of the Day

Will Kirk Cousins be the Atlanta Falcons starting quarterback this season?

The Falcons drafted Michael Penix Jr. but have no plans to have an open quarterback competition. Kirk Cousins will be the team’s starting quarterback.

What happened to Kirk Cousins last season?

Kirk Cousins is recovering from an ACL injury he sustained last October.

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