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NFL Prop Bets for 2020 – Will Drew Brees Kneel Before a Game This Year?

| June 17, 2020 1:25 am PDT
Drew Brees NFL Prop Bets 2020

When Colin Kaepernick first took it upon himself to kneel during the National Anthem, it created quite the uproar. It eventually arguably cost him a job in the NFL.

With the Black Lives Matter movement growing larger and louder, Kaepernick’s initial message that he tried to relay back in 2016 is seemingly finally being heard.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been accused of not listening, though. The veteran passer made some comments about kneeling disrespecting the flag, and it didn’t go over well with the public.

It didn’t fly with his teammates, either. Eventually, Brees realized his mistake and offered full support of the BLM movement, and despite not officially renouncing his stance about kneeling during the National Anthem, he now figures to be among the players kneeling before games.

Will Drew Brees kneel during the National Anthem, though? It remains to be seen, but the top NFL betting sites are taking wagers on this exact prop.

In fact, there are two Drew Brees prop bets concerning this topic, as well as a few other fun NFL props you may want to target.

Here’s a look at those wagers, their odds, and my suggested pick for each.

Will Drew Brees Kneel During the National Anthem in Week 1?


There is a great divide across the country, as people are sticking to their guns for the most part in regards to police brutality, as well as many other political issues.

It does appear that Brees realized his words hurt some of his teammates, however, which could have a negative impact on the Saints in 2020 if he isn’t careful.

Regardless of his actual stance, it seems unlikely Brees would again go against his word and leave his teammates hanging when they kneel before their first game in week one.

Given everything that has transpired, far more players will end up kneeling before games going forward, and due to Brees’ opinion going so public (and being so negatively received), I assume he will be kneeling with them.

  • Kneel

Will Brees Have a Hand on a Teammate’s Shoulder in Week 1?

Hand on Shoulder-120
No Hand on Shoulder-120

This is a separate way to bet on Drew Brees and his National Anthem stance, but I like it a lot less than Brees kneeling.

There are two reasons to not love this prop; there could still be necessary distancing precautions taken when players are not on the field, and kneeling may be enough for Brees to prove he’s supporting the cause.

The odds have things going either way, but players may be asked to social distance when they’re not on the field. Heck, maybe they even have to wear masks when they’re playing.

We don’t know yet. But kneeling before a game requires no contact and still gets the message across. Putting a hand on a player’s shoulder isn’t really necessary and may be breaking the rules.

  • No Hand on Shoulder

Who Will Be the Dolphins’ Starting Quarterback in Week 1?

Ryan Fitzpatrick-350
Tua Tagovailoa+200
Josh Rosen+2500

There is also a bet on who will start at quarterback for the Bengals in week one, but Joe Burrow (-5000) is such a massive favorite that it’s not worth your time.

BetOnline has Miami’s quarterback battle priced a lot better, though. Fitzmagic still figures to be the understandable favorite, of course. He has the superior odds and did toss 20 touchdowns while helping Miami win five games as a starter in 2019.

He’s also 37 and not anywhere near as talented as Tagovailoa is, while Miami is approaching this year with a rare reality in place — the AFC East is anyone’s to win.

Provided Tua is healthy and looks good in the preseason, I will take the value and bank on a new era starting in Miami in week one. Heck, he might even win the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

  • Tua Tagovailoa

Which Team Will Pick First in the 2021 NFL Draft?

It’s early, to be sure, but some NFL betting sites are allowing you to bet on which team will own the first overall pick next year.

Jacksonville is the early favorite, as the team has officially handed the keys to the offense to Gardner Minshew II. After trading away Nick Foles, there is no safety blanket for this bold move.

The jury is out on Minshew II, but he did throw 21 touchdowns and went 6-6 as a starter in his rookie season last year. In theory, he could improve and utilize an underrated Jaguars roster en route to a solid year.

All you’re betting on here is who will be bad enough to own the NFL’s worst record and “earn” the right to make the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. That very well could be the Jags, but the Redskins, Bengals, Panthers, and Giants all specifically stand out as teams capable of giving them a real run for their money.

If you need a team to target, the Panthers offer awesome value. But the “Field/Any” wager seems like a safer and more logical route.

  • Field/Any

Other NFL Props to Bet on in 2020

This is just the tip of the iceberg when you think about betting on NFL props in 2020. There are other wagers concerning player performance, player awards, NFL divisions, and who will win the Super Bowl.

The possibilities are virtually endless. You can check out what is current at our NFL betting blog, or take a look at a few highlighted NFL props posts below.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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