2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year – Betting Odds
During the 2020 NFL draft, teams selected eleven offensive rookies from skill positions. We can find odds on most of them, but not all will have a massive impact in their first year.
For example, four quarterbacks got selected in the first round, but only QB Joe Burrow started in Week 1. Not all are ready to lead their teams. Like Packers’ QB Jordan Love, who won’t see the field in 2020 unless Aaron Rodgers gets injured.
So, let’s look at the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year betting odds on those who can actually win the award.
All Rookie of the year Betting Odds
|NFL Rookie||Odds To Win|
|Henry Ruggs III||+1800|
|Michael Pittman Jr.||+10000|
The Favorite: Clyde Edwards-Helaire +150
Just a couple months before the start of the season, we would have found Clyde Edwards-Helaire at 16/1 on several sportsbooks.
Running backs are not sexy anymore unless you play in a loaded offense with open lanes all over the place. That’s why Edwards-Helaire is set to shine this season.
I don’t want to take anything away from his talents, which are evident, but playing in Kansas City and with Pat Mahomes makes everything simple.
It’s easy to see why he’s the favorite.
The Value Pick: Tua Tagovailoa +1500
I know Tua didn’t start the season under center. Instead, Ryan Fitzpatrick went into Gillette stadium and threw three interceptions in week one.
Tagovailoa might not be ready yet. Yet, if Fitzpatrick keeps throwing to the other team, coach Brian Flores will have no choice but to start the rookie.
The NFL loves quarterbacks. If Tua gets hot in the second half of the season and leads the Dolphins to a winning record, the Rookie of the Year award might be his. Two years ago, Baker Mayfield won the award despite not starting the season under center.
The Longshot: J.K. Dobbins +2200
What RB J.K. Dobbins will show in Baltimore is like what Clyde Edwards-Helaire has in Kansas City.
The Ravens have a loaded and creative offense. But they are even more inclined to run the ball and give Dobbins more touches. He will share carries with veteran Mark Ingram in theory, but Dobbins’ playing style is different. He can catch the football out of the backfield. Also, J.K. is faster and more elusive.
What’s the best thing about it? It pays 22/1.