6 Fun, Weird, & Wacky Super Bowl Prop Bets

Written By Ian St. Clair on 02/03/2021 - Last Updated on September 16, 2021

The Super Bowl and prop bets go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Both are fine on their own, but when you put them together, you have sports entertainment nirvana.

For the first time in the Colorado sports betting market, you can combine the two.

Granted, it’s not the matchup most bettors and fans in the Centennial State preferred, but Super Bowl prop betting makes it a little sweeter.

Here are the most fun, weirdest, and wackiest prop bets available for this Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Paired with the 7 ways to bet against the Chiefs, Denver Broncos fans have plenty of ways to make this Sunday a little more enjoyable.

Let’s get the weirdest out of the way first.

1. Doink Special

Most of the sportsbooks in Colorado have a fun and weird prop bet that involves the respective kickers.

In a play on words from Rich Eisen at the NFL Network, kickers are people too in the world of sports betting.

The prop involves either Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker or Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop hitting the upright or crossbar.

At William Hill Sports Betting, the prop is whether a kicker will miss a kick by hitting the upright.

The odds currently sit at “yes” +375.

To keep with the kickers, one of the favorites at BetMonarch is total field goals for the game.

The current line is 3.5, with the under at -140.

2. Who will punt more?

Since kickers were mentioned, we can’t leave out the respective punters.

Given both of these teams have great offenses, this could be one of the more entertaining props.

If you don’t know, and you may not since neither team punts very much, Tommy Townsend is the punter for the Chiefs and Bradley Pinion for Tampa Bay.

At BetFred Sports, the Bucs are the current favorite at -140.

3. Fat Guy Special

In homage to William “Refrigerator” Perry and one of the most iconic touchdowns in Super Bowl history, most of the books in Colorado have a version of this prop.

At DraftKings Sportsbook, it’s whether any offensive lineman will score an offensive touchdown.

For the others, it’s whether any offensive or defensive lineman will score a touchdown.

While the odds for a fat guy special at DraftKings sit at “yes” +2,000, keep this mind.

The two most recent instances of fat guy touchdowns in the NFL playoffs involved Tom Brady.

The most recent was in the 2015 AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to offensive tackle Nate Solder.

The other was in Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Philadelphia Eagles. For the DraftKings prop, this wouldn’t cash out the offensive lineman bet but it might for the other version.

What makes the 1-yard touchdown pass to defensive end/outside linebacker Mike Vrabel even more intriguing? Andy Reid was the Eagles head coach. Vrabel would have to be classified as a defensive end for that prop to cash out.

At DraftKings, the odds for the offensive or defensive lineman to score a touchdown is +800.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, it’s at +1,100.

3. Opening kickoff return for a TD

Let’s call this the Devon Hester prop bet.

In the history of the Super Bowl, the former Chicago Bears specialist is the only player to return the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Hester returned the opening kickoff in Super Bowl XLI 92 yards for a touchdown.

Since this is the first Super Bowl for Colorado to wager on, why not add to the moment?

At PointsBet, the current odds sit +5,000

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4. Name A Bet

Speaking of PointsBet, it has this fun prop bet tool for its users.

How it works is it’s basically a mini parlay option.

The prop with the steepest odds is Brady to get 275+ passing yards and Tampa Bay to win by 14+. That sits at +700.

As the sportsbook told PlayColorado:

“The vast majority of those (perhaps even all) are currently exclusive to PointsBet. It also highlights the creativity of our clients for thinking and requesting them.”

5. Will there be a safety?

This may trigger some awful memories for Denver Broncos fans, but you have to include it in the fun, weird, and whacky Super Bowl prop bets.

For those who don’t remember or erased it from their memory, the first play from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLVIII was a snap over the head of Peyton Manning.

It was at that moment everyone watching and betting on the Broncos knew they would lose their fifth Super Bowl, this time to the Seattle Seahawks.

If you really want to go crazy, DraftKings offers that very scenario at +6,600 for Tampa Bay and +11,000 for the Chiefs.

6. Color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach

The favorite color at most of the sportsbooks right now is orange.

Based on research by multiple outlets, that is the most common color dumped on the winning head coach.

In fact, in the last 10 Super Bowls, orange Gatorade was dumped on the coach four times. One of those was for Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak in Super Bowl 50.

It was also the color the Chiefs dumped on Reid in last year’s Super Bowl.

So no wonder orange is the current favorite.

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Ian St. Clair is an award-winning sports journalist. He is a University of Northern Colorado graduate, Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. Ian does a weekly sports betting segment each Wednesday on the VSIN Denver CityCast and a segment each Saturday on Klahr and Kompany on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM.

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