- MyBookie has released early odds on 2019 Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year
- Arizona QB Kyler Murray is the OROY favorite, ahead of Washington’s Dwayne Haskins
- 49ers DE Nick Bos and Jets DT Quinnen Williams are co-favorites for DROY
There’s nothing easy about projecting the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. For every pedigreed award winner like Saquon Barkley (drafted 2nd overall in 2018) and Todd Gurley (10th overall in 2015), there is a third and fourth-round selection, such as Alvin Kamara (2017) and Dak Prescott (2016) who ends up taking home the honor.
Let’s check the early odds for both NFL Offensive and Defensive ROY at MyBookie, and see if we can find a few picks that will payout.
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
|Player||Odds to Win Offensive ROY at MyBookie|
|Kyler Murray (QB Cardinals)||+400|
|Dwayne Haskins (QB Redskins)||+700|
|Josh Jacobs (RB Raiders)||+800|
|Marquise Brown (WR Ravens)||+1100|
|DK Metcalf (WR Seahawks)||+1200|
|Mecole Hardman (WR Chiefs)||+1400|
|Drew Lock (QB Broncos)||+1600|
|AJ Brown (WR Titans)||+1800|
|N’Keal Harry (WR Patriots)||+1800|
|Parris Campbell (WR Colts)||+2000|
|David Montgomery (RB Bears)||+2000|
|Miles Sanders (RB Eagles)||+2000|
|TJ Hockenson (TE Lions)||+2200|
|Daniel Jones (QB Giants)||+2500|
*Odds taken on 05/29/19
The Favorite: Kyler Murray, Cardinals (+400)
Only in the NFL could a team that finished with the worst record (3-13) enter the next season as one of the league’s most fascinating teams. After hiring Air Raid disciple Kliff Kingsbury, picking Kyler Murray first overall, and trading Josh Rosen to Miami, the Cardinals are now must-see TV.
A bet on the Heisman Trophy-winner to claim OROY is a bet that Arizona’s grand experiment is going to work.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 20, 2019
All we know so far is that the former Sooner looks sharp in a dark visor, believes he’s going to crush the fantasy stats that ESPN projected for him, and may or may not be shorter than the 5-foot-10 he measured at the combine.
Long Shot: David Montgomery, Bears (+2000)
Running backs have won OROY three of the past four years and about a third of the awards since 2008. The Bears dumping of Jordan Howard tells us they envision big things for their third round pick. While Howard’s presence on the field was an immediate tell to defenses that Chicago was running the ball, the Iowa State RB brings a three-down skill set to Matt Nagy’s versatile attack.
Bears RB David Montgomery led the nation by forcing 99 missed tackles on carries last year with Iowa State pic.twitter.com/gqzJsTEC7f
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 24, 2019
While Tarik Cohen is ultimately too good to let the tackle-breaking machine take over the Bears backfield, there would seem to be a whole lot of touchdown potential for Montgomery.
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
|Player||Odds to Win Defensive ROY at MyBookie|
|Nick Bosa (DE 49ers)||+400|
|Quinnen Williams (DT Jets)||+400|
|Josh Allen (DE Jaguars)||+600|
|Ed Oliver (DT Bills)||+800|
|Clelin Ferrell (DE Raiders)||+1000|
|Devin White (LB Buccaneers)||+1100|
|Devin Bush (LB Steelers)||+1500|
|Montez Sweat (LB Redskins)||+1800|
|Rashan Gary (DE, Packers)||+2000|
*Odds taken on 05/29/19
The Co-Favorites: Nick Bosa, 49ers; Quinnen Williams, Jets (+400)
The 49ers’ second-overall pick Nick Bosa is likely out until training camp after injuring his hamstring, but he’s still PFF’s number one candidate to win defensive rookie of the year. If the sack artist can stay healthy, he’ll have a shot to follow in his brother Joey’s footsteps and take home the hardware
Selected one spot after Bosa by the Jets, Quinnen Williams could become only the third defensive tackle since 2010 to win DPOY, joining Hall of Fame company in Ndamukong Suh (2010) and Aaron Donald (2014). The Alabama product might be a star, but 4/1 odds isn’t great for a guy who does his best work in the trenches.
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) May 24, 2019
If you’re looking for a dark horse, lay your dollars on Pittsburgh’s Devin Bush (15/1). Unlike the other contenders ahead of him on the board, the blazing-fast, three-down linebacker plays for a storied franchise that could rack up wins. If the former Wolverine can truly replace Ryan Shazier and reinvigorate a moribund Steelers defense, he’ll deserve the award.