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Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (+300)
Luck has quickly put his name among the elite passers in just three seasons in the NFL. The Colts quarterback finished third last season with 4,761 yards through the air, completing almost 62 percent of his passes. Indianapolis added another receiving option for their star QB in former Texans wideout Andre Johnson, along with T.Y. Hilton, and budding tight end Coby Fleener. The Colts did bring in RB Frank Gore, who isn’t a stranger to catching a pass or two as well.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (+475)
The fact Rodgers is so potent for an offense that passes just 56.36 percent of the time is a testament to just how good the Packers’ stud quarterback really is. Rodgers heaved up 4,381 passing yards in 2014 – seventh in the NFL – with a 65.6 completion percentage. He has home run hitters in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb downfield and RB Eddie Lacy reeled in 42 catches for 427 receiving yards last year. However, Lacy is still the work horse of the offense on the ground, so A-Rod is behind Luck in terms of this prop's odds.
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos (+500)
Manning is one of the greatest to ever line up under center but the aging QB declined drastically in the second half of 2014 and now has a brand new coaching staff calling the shots in the Mile High City. Head coach Gary Kubiak loves to run the ball, and the Broncos may use Manning more as a decoy with plenty of playaction to free up space for the runners, rather then putting the entire offense on his shoulders. That’s not to say Manning doesn’t have the weapons to top the NFL in passing, with Demaryius Thomas flaunting a newly-inked contract and speedster Emmanuel Sanders coming off a huge 2014.