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  • Quarterback CJ Stroud is the favorite to win 2023 NFL OROY
  • Track each player’s OROY odds throughout the 2023-24 NFL season

We’re tracking 2023 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds from the time they open, through the 2023-2024 NFL season, and right up until the award is handed out. Sports betting apps had opened NFL OROY odds even before the NFL Draft took place, and had Bijan Robinson as the favorite.

The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from our top sportsbooks.

Top NFL OROY Contenders

After beating the Steelers in Week 4, CJ Stroud became the new favorite to win NFL MVP and is basically running away with the award now.

Even though the NFL Draft odds nailed quarterbacks coming off the board early and often, it was a running back who opened as the favorite to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Former Texas running back Bijan Robinson, who was selected eighth-overall by the Falcons, opened with +450 odds and saw those odds improve to +300 after the first round of the draft. He has seen his odds fade since a hot start to the season, though, now sitting as long as +12000.

As you might have expected, the NFL OROY odds did change pretty dramatically following the NFL Draft, since the fit and opportunity are crucial to offensive players having success in their first seasons. These odds saw even more movement in the first handful of weeks in the season 2023-24 NFL season, but Stroud is now running away with it.

The AP announced CJ Stroud, Puka Nacua, Jahmyr Gibbs, Sam LaPorta, and Bijan Robisnon as the NFL OROY finalists.

**NFL OROY odds have not reopened following the completion of the regular season. With Stroud closing as such a heavy favorite, I am not sure we will see odds reopen closer to the awards show, in spite of Puka Nacua potentially making it close by breaking some records in the final week of the season.

CJ Stroud is currently the favorite to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Stroud is given -850 odds. If you bet $20 on him, you’d stand to win $2.35 and return $22.35.

Rounding out the top five OROY contenders are: Puka Nacua (+450), Bijan Robinson (+12000), Sam LaPorta (+15000), and Jahmyr Gibbs (+20000).

*The NFL OROY odds in the table above are gathered from the top online sportsbooks, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM, and are updated every 1-2 hours. Be sure you check out the best DraftKings Sportsbook promo before signing up.

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Here are some more notes on odds movement:

  • [January 25] CJ Stroud, Puka Nacua, Jahmyr Gibbs, Sam LaPorta, and Bijan Robinson have been named NFL OROY finalists.
  • [November 12] Stroud became an extremely heavy favorite with -1000 odds to win NFL OROY after beating the Bengals in Week 10.
  • [November 6] CJ Stroud’s 470 passing yards against the Buccaneers in Week 9 is a new single-game rookie record. The Texans QB saw his OROY odds improve from -180 to -500 as a result.
  • [October 29] After a second consecutive big game, Jordan Addison has shot up the board and has the third-best odds to win NFL OROY after Week 8. The Vikings receiver has come on strong since Justin Jefferson went down with an injury, but his chances of winning the award may have taken a big hit with his QB Kirk Cousins likely being done for the season now.
  • [October 16] CJ Stroud has moved to an odds-on favorite to win NFL OROY after he led the Texans to a win over the Saints. With news of Anthony Richardson potentially considering season-ending surgery, the Colts QB no longer has odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • [October 9] Following a two-interception game in Week 5, the first-overall pick from the 2023 NFL Draft, Bryce Young, is no longer among the top 20 contenders in NFL OROY odds. Aidan O’Connell had better odds in this moment. Anthony Richardson and De’Von Achane have also fallen way off, moving from +850 to +2000 and +400 to +2500, respectively, due to a injuries that are expected to keep the rookies out for an extended period.
  • [October 1] CJ Stroud threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans’ upset win over the Steelers in Week 4. As a result, Stroud has taken over as the new favorite to win NFL OROY. Stroud’s odds improved from +450 to +200. Puka Nacua (+425) and De’Von Achane (+450), two guys who were way down the board to start the season, have the next best odds to win the award.
  • [September 25] The NFL OROY race has become much closer, according to the odds, after Week 3. Bijan Robinson was relatively quiet in the Falcons’ loss to the Lions, only totaling 60 yards from scrimmage, and saw his odds fade from +175 to +330. Anthony Richardson did not play in Week 3 due to a concussion and his odds went from +225 to +450. CJ Stroud, on the other hand, threw for 280 yards in Houston’s upset win over the Jaguars, and saw his odds improve from +1200 to +450 as a result. The biggest movement, however, came from De’Von Achane, who totaled 233 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in Miami’s blowout of the Broncos. Achane’s NFL OROY odds went from +5000 to +1000. Quentin Johnston also saw significant movement, going from +7500 to +4500, after it was confirmed fellow Charger Mike Williams would be out for the rest of the season. The assumption is Johnston will see plenty more opportunity now in an elite passing offense.
  • [September 18] Bijan Robinson exploded in Week 2 with 172 yards from scrimmage in helping lead Atlanta to a win over the Packers. Robinson’s NFL OROY odds improved from +250 to +175. In spite of only playing one quarter in Week 2, Anthony Richardson’s odds also improved, going from +500 to +225. The Colts’ QB did score two rushing touchdowns before leaving the game with a concussion. Puka Nacua continues to impress in LA and now has the third-best odds to win OROY. Nacua went from +4000 to +700 after Week 2.
  • [September 11] Anthony Richardson has the second-best odds to win NFL OROY after Week 1. Richardson put forth an encouraging effort and threw for a touchdown while adding one on the ground as well. He overtook Bryce Young for the second-best odds after Young’s odds faded from +500 to +700 after throwing two interceptions in his debut. The biggest moves came from Ravens WR Zay Flowers, who improved from +1800 to +1100 after catching nine balls for 78 yards, and Puka Nacua, who went from extremely long +15000 odds to +4000 after hauling in ten catches for 119 yards.
  • [September 5] Jaxon Smith-Njigba has seen his odds fade from +1500 to +2000 after suffering a wrist injury in Seattle’s second preseason game. JSN’s status for Week 1 is currently looking doubtful. Zay Flowers’ NFL OROY odds are moving in the other direction after dazzling throughout camp. Flowers saw his odds improve from +3000 to +1800.
  • [June 2] With positive reports coming out of Colts camp about Anthony Richardson, the QB has seen his OROY odds improve from +900 to +600, the third-best odds on the board.
  • [April 28] Bijan Robinson, who was already the favorite to win NFL OROY, saw his odds improve from +450 to +300 after being drafted eighth-overall by the Atlanta Falcons. Robinson joins an offense that rushed for the third-most yards per game and fourth-most yards per carry last season. Jaxon Smith-Njigba also saw positive movement after he was drafted by the Seahawks, seeing his odds go from +1000 to +650. Will Levis, who was not taken in the first round, saw his odds fade from +1200 to +2500 with him now likely joining a team where he will play backup for at least a year.
  • [April 21] Just less than a week before the NFL Draft, we saw sportsbooks open NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds. All sportsbooks opened running back Bijan Robinson as the favorite with quarterback Bryce Young close behind.

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Offensive Rookie of the Year Trends

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

  • Justin Herbert (2020), Kyler Murray (2019), and Dak Prescott (2016) are the only QBs to win the award in the last ten years
  • RBs have won the award in two of the last six seasons and in four of the last ten seasons
  • Kyler Murray and Cam Newton (2011) are the only first-overall picks to win the award in the last 11 years
  • 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 13 of the last 16 seasons – before Garrett Wilson, Ja’Marr Chase, and Justin Herbert won the award in back-to-back-to-back seasons, Vince Young was the last AFC player to win OROY (2006)
  • The Vikings have the most OROY winners with five; there are eight teams who have never had an OROY winner: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks
  • No TE or offensive lineman has ever won the award

Past NFL OROY Winners

Year OROY Winner
2022 Garrett Wilson
2021 Ja’Marr Chase
2020 Justin Herbert
2019 Kyler Murray
2018 Saquon Barkley
2017 Alvin Kamara
2016 Dak Prescott
2015 Todd Gurley
2014 Odell Beckham Jr
2013 Eddie Lacy

Top Contenders at Each Position

Bryce Young, Bijan Robinson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Michael Mayer have opened as the favorites at their respective positions.

OROY Winners by Position

Position Number of NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award Winners
Quarterback 11
Running Back 34
Wide Receiver 11

Top Contenders by Draft Round

Among the 56 Offensive Rookie of the Year award winners, 41 of them were drafted in the first-round of the NFL Draft, and 49 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.

  • Nine of the 11 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
  • Eight of the 11 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: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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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.