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We tracked the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds from the time they opened, through the 2020-2021 NFL season, and right up to the point they handed out the award at the NFL Honors. The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from our top online sports betting sites.

Top NFL OROY Contenders

  • [February 6, 2021] To the surprise of no one who had been following the odds, Just Herbert has been named the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year at the NFL Honors
  • [December 29] Herbert has now led the Chargers to three straight wins, and sees his NFL OROY odds improve to a season-best -1600
  • [December 22] Beating the Raiders on Thursday Night Football of Week 15 has seen Justin Herbert’s NFL OROY odds improve from -825 to -1050, implying a 91.3% chance to win the award
  • [December 15] Only three players remain on the board: Justin Herbert, Justin Jefferson, and Tua Tagovailoa. The Chargers’ quarterback tightened his grip on the award after beating the Falcons in Week 14. Herbert’s odds improved from -500 to -825
  • [December 9] Justin Herbert struggled mightily against the Patriots in Week 13, posting a 43.7 passer rating, by far the worst of his career. Herbert’s stranglehold on the NFL OROY loosened as a result, with his odds fading from -1067 to -500. Justin Jefferson’s odds continued to improve, however, going from +1000 to +475
  • [December 3] For the first time this season, Justin Jefferson has the second-best odds to win NFL OROY, though his +1000 odds are a ways away from Justin Herbert who is given -1067 odds after Week 12
  • [November 24] Joe Burrow had been neck-and-neck with Justin Herbert in the NFL OROY odds, but has now been removed from the board after suffering a season-ending injury in Week 11; Herbert’s odds have improved from +117 to -825, and Justin Jefferson has the second-best odds after Tua Tagovailoa was benched against the Broncos
  • [November 17] With both Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow struggling in Week 10, Tua Tagovailoa’s NFL OROY odds have improved from +800 to +383, significantly closing the gap between him and the top two
  • [November 10] Justin Herbert just fell short against the Raiders in Week 9, but another solid performance has him back as the odds-on favorite to win NFL OROY; a great game from Tua Tagovailoa has resulted in his odds improving from +1750 to +800
  • [November 3] Joe Burrow’s win over the Titans in Week 8 has caused a split in the sportsbooks as to who the favorite should be. Herbert remains the favorite based on average odds, but he’s no longer an odds-on favorite.
  • [October 27] After getting the first win of his career in Week 7, Justin Herbert’s NFL OROY odds have reached a new best of -168
  • [October 20] In spite of a great performance in Week 6, Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s NFL OROY odds faded due to the Chiefs signing Le’Veon Bell; Tua Tagovailoa saw his odds improve after being named Miami’s starter in Week 8 (after their bye), and two wide receivers, Justin Jefferson and CHase Claypool, have cracked the top five contenders
  • [October 14] Another strong performance that nearly led to Justin Herbert leading the Chargers to victory over the Saints has resulted in LA’s QB becoming the new favorite to win NFL OROY
  • [October 6] A second consecutive 100-yard game for Justin Jefferson has seen his odds improve from +7125 to +1500 in a matter of two weeks; the Vikings WR now has the sixth-best odds to win NFL OROY
  • [September 29] James Robinson now has the third-best NFL OROY odds after another great game in Week 3; Justin Jefferson’s odds improved from +7125 to +4050 after his huge performance that consisted of 175 receiving yards and a touchdown
  • [September 22] Joe Burrow is back to being favored after a Week 2 performance that saw him throw for 316 yards and three touchdowns; Justin Herbert’s odds improved from +2900 to +1438 after his surprise start; and Jaguars undrafted rookie RB James Robinson received odds for the first time, opening among the top five contenders
  • [September 15] For the first time this season, Joe Burrow is not favored to win NFL OROY; following a strong Week 1 performance, Clyde Edwards-Helaire is now the favorite
  • [September 9] After Washington released Adrian Peterson, Antonio Gibson’s NFL OROY odds improved from +11250 to +2525, putting him among the top 20 contenders; he’s listed as short as +1200 at one sportsbook
  • [July 30] With Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 NFL season, Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s NFL OROY odds have shortened from an average of +463 to +365
  • [June 12] Rams RB Cam Akers, who looks to take over for Todd Gurley, is now a top five Offensive Rookie of the Year contender after his odds shortened from +1950 to +1450; Ke’Shawn Vaughn, whose odds opened at +10000, has cracked the top ten contenders now that Tampa Bay has revealed they foresee a big role for the rookie RB in their offense
  • [April 27] Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the big winner of the NFL Draft, as he was selected 32nd overall by the Kansas City Chiefs, resulting in his odds shortening from from +1900 to +669 (the second-best odds); Zack Moss (Bills), Denzel Mims (Jets), and KJ Hamler (Broncos) all saw their odds plummet after the draft
  • [March 27] Even though we are still a month away from the 2020 NFL Draft, Joe Burrow, the likely no. 1 pick, has opened as the heavy favorite to win 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Odds to Win 2020 NFL OROY

Player Pos Team Odds to win 2020 NFL OROY
Justin Herbert QB LAC -1200
Justin Jefferson WR MIN +700
Jonathan Taylor RB IND +900
Joe Burrow QB CIN N/A
Tua Tagovailoa QB MIA N/A
Antonio Gibson RB WAS N/A
Chase Claypool WR PIT N/A
James Robinson RB JAX N/A
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB KC N/A
CeeDee Lamb WR DAL N/A

*Odds updated December 29

Top Contenders at Each Position

It’s a near certainty that Joe Burrow will start under center for the Bengals in 2020. But depending who drafts them, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert could also be Day 1 starters for their respective teams.

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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.