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Mojo Case Study: Year of the Backup QB
Mojo Case Study: Year of the Backup QB

Published
12/13/2022
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December 13, 2022

What? Mojo Case Study: "Year of the Backup QB," which helps educate new users on the various ways they can have fun and make money betting on Mojo.

Who? Sam Ehlinger, Mike White, Bailey Zappe, Teddy Bridgewater, Skylar Thompson, Tyler Huntley, John Wolford, Bryce Perkins, PJ Walker, Brock Purdy, Jordan Love, Taylor Heinicke, Malik Willis, Cooper Rush, Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, Kyle Allen, Sam Darnold, Desmond Ridder

When? Sep 8, 2022 through Dec 12, 2022 (Weeks 1-14)

Summary: Abrupt and unexpected changes created surprise opportunities for many backup QBs in 2022. This Case Study describes how users could have made big returns on Mojo during by speculating on backup and third-string QBs, depending on if and when they chose to Go Long or Short.

Mike White's stock ascent began at a press conference

All price movement includes Multipliers (e.g. +2% became +10% if a player had a 5x Long Multiplier).  

What Happened?

Sept 18

  • Cowboys backup QB Cooper Rush (+45% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) is thrust into the starter’s role when Dak Prescott hurts his thumb. 
  • Falcons backup QB Desmond Ridder (+58% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) sees his stock surge after Atlanta starts 0-2; speculation begins that Marcus Mariota could lose his starting job. 
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (+40% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) relieves the injured Trey Lance.

Sept 25

  • Packers backup QB Jordan Love (+204% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) plays well in a brief September relief appearance.  
  • Saints starter Jameis Winston (+30% with his Short Multiplier since Week 1) is benched for Andy Dalton. He is also potentially injured.

Sept 29

  • Dolphins backup QB Teddy Bridgewater (+264% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) enters in relief of Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a serious injury.

Oct 2

  • Patriots 3rd string QB Bailey Zappe (+81% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) relieves Brian Hoyer, who suffered a concussion after starting in place of the injured Mac Jones.

Oct 9

  • Bailey Zappe (45% with his Long Multiplier since Oct 2) collects his first NFL win.

Oct 12

  • Dolphins 3rd string QB Skylar Thompson (+91% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) replaces the injured Teddy Bridgewater in Miami.
  • Cooper Rush (+84% with Long Multiplier since Sept 18) continues to thrive with Dak Prescott hurt.

Oct 16

  • Panthers reserve QB PJ Walker (+40% with his Short Multiplier since Week 1) is named the starter against the Rams, but flops badly. It's unclear if he'll get another start.

Oct 17

  • Commanders backup QB Taylor Heinicke (+478% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) is in line to start for the injured Carson Wentz, who is eventually added to IR.

Oct 20

  • Andy Dalton ( +87% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) starts his fourth consecutive game.
  • Panthers reserve QB Sam Darnold (+36% with his Short Multiplier since Week 1) appears to be last on the Panthers’ depth chart behind Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker.

Oct 23

  • Broncos backup QB Brett Rypien (+153% with Long Multiplier since Week 1) starts in place of Russell Wilson. 

Oct 24

  • Colts 2nd year QB Sam Ehlinger (+580% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) is announced as Indy's starter. Colts Head Coach Frank Reich says “the move is for Sam to be the starter for the rest of the season.”
  • Bailey Zappe (+71% with his Long Multiplier since Oct 16) replaces Mac Jones mid-game and leads the Patriots to consecutive TD drives.
  • Bailey Zappe (+34.8% with his Short Multiplier since the 1st Half) throws 2 INTs and the Patriots are shutout in the 2nd Half. 

Oct 30

  • Jameis Winston (+82% with his Short Multiplier since Sep 25) is healthy, but continues to sit behind Andy Dalton.

Oct 31

  • PJ Walker (+226% with his Long Multiplier since Oct 16) has a career game.

Nov 5

  • Taylor Heinicke (+107% with his Long Multiplier since Oct 17th) leads the Commanders to back-to-back victories.

Nov 6

  • PJ Walker (+45% with his Short Multiplier since Oct 31) is benched for Sam Darnold.

Nov 11

  • Desmond Ridder (+33% with his Long Multiplier since Sept 18) sees his stock surge again after a poor performance by Mariota.

Nov 13

  • Sam Ehlinger (+153% with his Short Multiplier since Oct 24) is benched for Matt Ryan moments before a game by new Head Coach, Jeff Saturday.
  • Rams backup QB John Wolford (+87% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) starts for Matthew Stafford, who remains in concussion protocol.

Nov 16

  • Andy Dalton (+25% with Long Multiplier since Oct 20) gets a vote of confidence from Head Coach, Dennis Allen. “Andy is the direction we want to go,” said Allen

Nov 21

  • Jets backup QB Mike White (+172% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) sees his stock rise after Jets HC Robert Saleh casts doubt on Zach Wilson’s future during a post-game press conference.

Nov 23

  • Texans backup QB Kyle Allen (+69% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) replaces Davis Mills as Houston's starting QB.

Nov 27

  • Mike White (+101% with Long Multiplier since Nov 21) starts for the Jets as Zach Wilson is benched.
  • Jordan Love (+40% with his Long Multiplier since Sep 25) plays well in relief of the injured Aaron Rodgers.
  • Sam Darnold (+36% with his Long Multiplier since Oct 20) leads the Panthers to a win.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (+96% with his Long Multiplier since Sept 18) has led the 49ers to Super Bowl relevancy. 

Dec 3

  • John Wolford (+77% with his Long Multiplier since Nov 13) takes over as the Rams starting QB as Matthew Stafford is placed on IR.

Dec 4

  • Ravens backup QB Tyler Huntley (+6% with Long Multiplier since Week 1) replaces Lamar Jackson after he sustains a knee injury. 
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (+35% with Short Multiplier since Nov 27) is reported to have a serious foot injury.
  • 49ers backup QB Brock Purdy (+133% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) relieves the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, who is carted off the field.
Brock Purdy started the year as the 3rd string QB in SF

 Dec 6

  • The Rams claim Baker Mayfield, clouding the future of John Wolford (+24% with his Short Multiplier since Dec. 3) 
  • Rams' 3rd string QB Bryce Perkins (+78% with his Short Multiplier since Week 1) moves to 3rd on the depth chart.

Dec 7

  • Kyle Allen (+16% with his Short Multiplier since Nov 23) is benched.

Dec 10

  • Tyler Huntley (+30% with his Long Multiplier since Week 1) is named the starter for Week 14 with Lamar Jackson dealing with a knee injury.

Dec 11

  • Brett Rypien (+68% with his Long Multiplier since Oct 23) relieves the injured Russell Wilson. 
  • Tyler Huntley (+14% with his Short Multiplier since Dec 12) exits due to injury.
Taylor Heinicke started the year as a backup before earning the starting role in Washington... again
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