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  • Myles Garrett and Micah Parsons are currently the favorites to win NFL DPOY
  • Track how the DPOY odds change throughout the 2022-23 NFL season

The AP has handed out a Defensive Player of the Year award every year since 1971. We’ve been tracking the 2023-24 NFL DPOY odds since they opened and will continue to do so all season. We average the odds from multiple sportsbooks and track the movement, removing the influence of money and providing you with each defender’s true odds of winning the award.

NFL DPOY Odds for Top Contenders

Four players opened in a tier of their own: Myles Garrett, arguably the best athlete in the league; Micah Parsons, who was the NFL DROY two years ago and heavy favorite for NFL DPOY most of last season; Nick Bosa, who was last year’s NFL DPOY; and TJ Watt, the NFL DPOY two seasons ago

Myles Garrett and Micah Parsons are currently the co-favorites to win the 2023-24 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

Odds to Win NFL DPOY

Player Pos Team Odds to win 2022 NFL DPOY
Myles Garrett EDGE CLE +750
Micah Parsons LB DAL +750
TJ Watt EDGE PIT +850
Nick Bosa EDGE SF +1000
Ahmad Gardner CB NYJ +1400
Maxx Crosby EDGE LV +1500
Haason Reddick EDGE PHI +2000
Brian Burns EDGE CAR +2500
Aaron Donald DL LAR +2500
Quinnen Williams DL NYJ +3000
Aidan Hutchinson EDGE DET +3000
Chris Jones DT KC +3500
Roquan Smith ILB BAL +3500
Patrick Surtain II CB DEN +4000
Fred Warner ILB SF +4000
Rashan Gary EDGE GB +4500
Joey Bosa EDGE LAC +4500
Matthew Judon EDGE NE +5000
Chase Young EDGE WAS +5000
Von Miller EDGE BUF +6000

Myles Garrett and Micah Parsons currently have the best odds to win NFL DPOY. Both players are given +750 odds. If you bet $50 on either player to win, you would stand to win $375 and return $425. Based on those odds, both Garrett and Parsons have an 11.8% chance to win the award.

Rounding out the top five contenders are: TJ Watt (+850), Nick Bosa (+1000), and Ahmad Gardner (+1400). Gardner, who is entering his second year in the league after winning NFL DROY last year, has the best odds among non-pass rushers. Aidan Hutchinson and Patrick Surtain, two more second-year players, also find themselves among the top 14 contenders.

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Here are some notes on the NFL DPOY odds movement:

  • [March 6] Micah Parsons and Myles Garrett opened as the favorites to win the 2023-24 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Both players opened with +750 odds. Last year’s NFL DPOY, Nick Bosa, opened with +1000 odds, good for fourth-best on the board.

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Top Contenders by Position

Despite seeing so many edge players listed with short odds to win the award, only four true edge players have won DPOY in the last 14 years: Nick Bosa (2022), TJ Watt (2021), Khalil Mack (2016), and Terrell Suggs (2011).

 DPOY Winners by Position

Position DPOY Awards in Last 10 Years Total DPOY Awards Won
Defensive Back 1 11
Edge Rusher 3 19
Inside Linebacker 1 9
Interior DL 5 13

Odds for Past Winners

Four different players have won NFL DPOY over the last four seasons. This is notable since Aaron Donald and JJ Watt were so dominant prior.

Past DPOY Winners

Season DPOY Winner Pos
2022 Nick Bosa EDGE
2021 TJ Watt EDGE
2020 Aaron Donald DL
2019 Stephon Gilmore CB
2018 Aaron Donald DT
2017 Aaron Donald DT
2016 Khalil Mack EDGE
2015 JJ Watt DL
2014 JJ Watt DL
2013 Luke Kuechly ILB

The idea that the Defensive Player of the Year is generally the league-leader in sacks is a common misconception. Sacks are certainly seen as a sexy stat and play a role in the voting. But the sack king has only won the award four times in the last ten seasons: Nick Bosa in 2022, TJ Watt in 2021, Aaron Donald in 2018, and JJ Watt in 2015.

TJ Watt racked up the most sacks in 2020 as well, but did not win DPOY for it. Shaquil Barrett led the NFL in sacks in 2019, Chandler Jones led the way in 2017, Vic Beasley Jr in 2016, Justin Houston in 2014, and Robert Mathis in 2013. Yet, none of them took home DPOY honors.

Archived DPOY odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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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.