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  • Get the latest odds to win the NFL’s 2019 Offensive Rookie of the Year award
  • See how the odds have changed throughout the course of the year
  • Compare players to others at their position or those who were selected around the same spot in the draft

We’re tracking 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds from the time they open, through the 2019 NFL season, and right up until the award is handed out. The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from our top online sports betting sites.

Top NFL OROY Contenders

  • [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

Odds to Win 2019 NFL OROY at Bovada

Player Pos Team Odds to win 2019 NFL OROY at Bovada
Josh Jacobs RB OAK -350
Kyler Murray QB ARI +400
Gardner Minshew QB JAX +2000
DK Metcalf WR SEA +2000
Marquise Brown WR BAL +2500

*Odds taken December 4; Follow the link in the table for more options

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.

Offensive Rookie of the Year Trends

Here are some recent trends to know before betting on the award:

  • Dak Prescott (2016) is the only QB to win the award in the last six years
  • RBs have won the award each of the last two seasons and in four of the last six seasons
  • Anytime the OROY award has gone to RBs in consecutive years, it has never stopped at just two – RBs claimed the award from 1971-1975, 1977-1982, 1986-1991, 1993-1997, and 1999-2002
  • Dan Marino is the only QB to win OROY with less than 12 starts in his rookie season
  • The award has gone to a player from the NFC in 12 straight seasons – Vince Young in 2006 is the last AFC player to win it
  • The Vikings have the most OROY winners with five; there are nine teams who have never had an OROY winner: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks
  • No TE or offensive lineman has ever won the award

Top Contenders at Each Position

Three tight ends have opened with odds to win the award, and TJ Hockenson and Noah Fant – both selected in the first round – are listed at +1200 and +2000, respectively. These are very short odds considering no TE has ever won the award.

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

Kyler Murray will almost certainly start the entire 2019 season for the Arizona Cardinals, which explains why his odds are so short. But with Daniel Jones getting the nod for the Giants in Week 3, the sixth-overall pick has vaulted up the board.

OROY Winners by Position

Position No. of NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award Winners
Quarterback 9
Running Back 34
Wide Receiver 9
FIELD 0

Top Contenders by Draft Round

Among the 52 Offensive Rookie of the Year award winners, 37 of them were drafted in the first-round of the NFL Draft, and 45 of them were drafted in the first two rounds.

Mike Anderson (RB) of the Denver Broncos is the player selected latest in the draft to win the honors – Anderson was selected 189th overall in 2000.

  • Seven of the nine QBs to win the award were drafted in the first-round
  • 24 of the 34 RBs to win the award were drafted in the first-round
  • Six of the nine WRs to win OROY were drafted in the first-round – Anquan Boldin in 2003 was the last non-first-round WR to win the award

Here are the 15 players selected outside of the first-round who have won the award:

OROY Winners Who Weren’t Drafted in 1st Round

Player Position Draft Pos. Draft Year
Dennis Shaw QB 2nd-rd (30th overall) 1970
Sammy White WR 2nd-rd (54th overall) 1976
Carl Pickens WR 2nd-rd (31st overall) 1992
Anthony Thomas RB 2nd-rd (38th overall) 2001
Clinton Portis RB 2nd-rd (51st overall) 2002
Anquan Boldin WR 2nd-rd (54th overall) 2003
Eddie Lacy RB 2nd-rd (61st overall) 2013
Rueben Mayes RB 3rd-rd (57th overall) 1986
Curtis Martin RB 3rd-rd (74th overall) 1995
Alvin Kamara RB 3rd-rd (67th overall) 2017
Troy Stradford RB 4th-rd (99th overall) 1987
Dak Prescott QB 4th-rd (135th overall) 2016
Mike Thomas RB 5th-rd (108th overall) 1975
Don Woods RB 6th-rd (134th overall) 1974
Mike Anderson RB 6th-rd (189th overall) 2000

Archived OROY Odds: 2018

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After receiving a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa ('15), Matt spent two years with Rogers TV as a host, producer, and play-by-play commentator. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief and sports betting expert.