Cardinals starting QB situation makes Washington a must-bet in Week 1

The Cardinals QB situation is a disaster which leaves the Commanders in a great spot in their Week 1 matchup.

Washington Commanders offensive tackle Sam Cosmi (76) and others run into the locker room before the
Washington Commanders offensive tackle Sam Cosmi (76) and others run into the locker room before the / Albert Cesare/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The Washington Commanders already had one of the easiest Week 1 matchups of the 2023 NFL season, but based on recent reports, things may have just gotten even easier.

The Commanders are set to take on the Arizona Cardinals on opening weekend, who have the lowest projected win total in the NFL. Some places have the Cards' win total set all the way down at 3.5. They're also the betting favorite to have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The idea the Cardinals are going to have a rough year got even more cemented in reality on Monday afternoon when the team announced they had released expected starting QB for Week 1, Colt McCoy.

Kyler Murray, their star quarterback, is going to miss at least a portion of the season as he covers from a knee injury he suffered last year, and many people thought that McCoy would fill in while he's gone.

That's no longer the case. Now, they're expected to start Joshua Dobbs, who they JUST traded for from the Cleveland Browns last week. This comes on the heels of trading Isaiah Simmons, a former first-round pick, for a seventh rounder.

The Cardinals are tanking hard. There's no other way to view this.

So, what does this mean for the Commanders? It means you should absolutely bet on them to beat them in Week 1 and probably even cover the 7-point spread.

Cardinals vs. Commanders Week 1 odds

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