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  • The no. 1 pick from the 2019 NFL Draft, Kyler Murray, was named the NFL OROY
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We tracked 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds from the time they opened, through the 2019 NFL season, and right up until the award was handed out. The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from our top online sports betting sites.

Top NFL OROY Contenders

  • [February 2] Kyler Murray was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • [January 29, 2020] Just ahead of the NFL Honors, Josh Jacobs and Kyler Murray are listed as co-favorites to win NFL OROY
  • [December 25] After upsetting the Seahawks in Week 16, Kyler Murray has tightened up the race for OROY heading into Week 17, as his odds are +180 compared to Jacobs’ -170
  • [December 18] In spite of playing one of his best games of the year, Kyler Murray saw his odds continue to get longer as Josh Jacobs has a stranglehold on the award at -700
  • [December 11] Another sub-par game from Kyler Murray consolidated Josh Jacobs’ status as OROY favorite at -350
  • [December 4] After being named the starter for the rest of the season, Gardner Minshew’s OROY odds went from +4000 to +1600
  • [November 27] After another strong performance in Week 12, Deebo Samuel, who has 296 yards and one touchdown in the last three weeks, has seen his OROY odds go from +8000 to +3300
  • [November 20] It’s shaping up to be a two-horse race as only Josh Jacobs and Kyler Murray have odds better than 15-1
  • [November 13] With Gardner Minshew getting sent back to the bench, the OROY race appears to be down to two legitimate contenders: Josh Jacobs and Kyler Murray
  • [November 6] Josh Jacobs is now the odds-on favorite to win NFL OROY, while Gardner Minshew’s odds have plummeted after the Jaguars announced Nick Foles will be back under center in Week 11
  • [October 30] For the first time this year, a quarterback is not favored to win OROY, as Josh Jacobs has surpassed Kyler Murray
  • [October 22] Coming off back-to-back performances of 120+ rushing yards, Josh Jacobs has the second-best odds to win OROY
  • [October 16] Terry McLaurin continues to impress and his odds have shortened from +2150 to +967
  • [October 9] After picking up his first career win, Kyler Murray is again the favorite to win OROY
  • [October 2] Kyler Murray’s OROY odds keep slipping, as Gardner Minshew also has better odds to win the award
  • [September 24] Daniel Jones is now the favorite to win OROY; this is the first time Kyler Murray has not been favored all year
  • [September 17] Daniel Jones is now a top three contender for OROY after being named the Giants’ Week 3 starter
  • [September 11] After a huge Week 1 performance, Marquise Brown has launched himself into the top three contenders for OROY
  • [September 5] With LeSean McCoy out of Buffalo, Devin Singletary saw his OROY odds shorten from +6600 to +800 ahead of Week 1
  • [August 16] Due to all the hype of a heavy workload, David Montgomery’s average odds have shortened from +1935 to +1134 over the last month
  • [April 29] Kyler Murray has opened as the heavy favorite to win 2019 NFL OROY; no other player has odds shorter than 7-1

Closing Odds to Win 2019 NFL OROY

Player Pos Team Odds to win 2019 NFL OROY
Josh Jacobs RB OAK +100
Kyler Murray QB ARI +100
AJ Brown WR TEN +900

*Odds taken January 29

Only three of the first ten picks were offensive players, and just 14 of the 32 first-round selections. Of those 14, six were offensive linemen.

Top Contenders at Each Position

Three tight ends opened with odds to win the award, and TJ Hockenson and Noah Fant – both selected in the first round – were listed at +1200 and +2000, respectively. Those were very short odds considering no TE has ever won the award. All three fizzled out pretty quickly.

Josh Jacobs was the only RB selected in the first round and was the only rookie running back who entered the season with a clear lead role in his respective offense. David Montgomery, Miles Sanders, and Devin Singletary emerged as contenders, as well.

Kyler Murray started the entire 2019 season for the Arizona Cardinals, as was expected, which explains why his odds were so short all year. But with Daniel Jones getting the nod for the Giants in Week 3, the sixth-overall pick vaulted up the board and looked like a real contender.

Top Contenders by Draft Round

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.