Last year’s NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, running back Saquon Barkley, played for one of the worst teams in the league. Will that happen this season? Quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins are the odds favorites for offensive rookie of the year honors. Check out the NFL Offensive ROY odds and analysis!
2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds, Predictions & Picks
Odds to Win the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
- Kyler Murray +175
- Dwayne Haskins +650
- Josh Jacobs +800
- Marquise Brown +1000
- Mecole Hardman +1200
- TJ Hockenson +1400
- N’Keal Harry +1600
- Drew Lock +2000
- Noah Fant +2000
- DK Metcalf +2000
- Miles Sanders +2000
- AJ Brown +2500
- Parris Campbell +2500
- David Montgomery +2500
- Justice Hill +2500
- Bryce Love +2500
- Ryan Finley +2500
- Darrell Henderson +3000
- Hakeem Butler +3000
- JJ Arcega Whiteside +3300
- Damien Harris +5000
- Irv Smith Jr. +5000
- Will Greir +5000
- Field +800
Is Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins the better choice to win the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?
Most believe Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is a lock to win NFL Offensive ROY honors. Murray tore it up in college. He not only threw for huge stats. He also rushed for massive stats. It’s hard to look past a quarterback that throws 42 touchdown passes and for 4,361 yards while also rushing for 1,001 yards and 12 TDs.
That’s why the Cardinals made Murray the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. A great college game doesn’t always translate to the pros, though. Not only that, but it’s hard to know if new AZ coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offensive system will be effective in the NFL.
Dwayne Haskins is actually a much better choice. He threw 50 touchdowns and for 4,831 yards against solid Big Ten defensive teams. Not only that, Washington coach Jay Gruden drafted one of Haskins’ favorite targets, Terry McLaurin.
Haskins will have every chance to win the starting QB position during training camp. If he does, be sure that Gruden will help him succeed. He’s the better pick of the two.
Which +800 to +2000 odds player has the best shot of winning the NFL Offensive ROY?
Although quarterbacks win Heisman Trophies in college, running backs take Offensive Rookie of the Year awards in the pros. 3 of the past 4 seasons, running backs have won the award: Todd Gurley in 2015, Alvin Kamara in 2017, and Saquon Barkley last year.
Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has a big shot to make it three seasons in a row for RBs. However, Jacobs will play behind a less than stellar offensive line.
Two players with better odds than Jacobs have a shot at the award: Detroit Lions TE TJ Hockenson and New England WR N’Keal Harry. The Lions drafted Hockenson specifically to give quarterback Matthew Stafford a big target down the middle of the field. Hockenson has the hands and speed to be the next Gronk. It’s no coincidence that Lions head coach Matt Patricia used to work for Bill Belichick in New England.
The Patriots drafted N’Keal Harry to provide Tom Brady a legitimate downfield target. Now that Rob Gronkowski has retired, the Pats figure to switch things up a bit. They’ll use Harry, a 6’2” 228 lbs. wide receiver from Arizona State, the way they used Gronk. If he’s as good as Belichick and Josh McDaniels expects, he could catch close to 100 passes his rookie season.
Is there a player between +2500 to +3000 odds who can take the award?
The Chicago Bears parted ways with Jordan Howard during the offseason. One would think that the door is now wide open for Tarik Cohen. It might be, but Cohen doesn’t have the size to run between the tackles.
Chicago drafted Iowa State running back David Montgomery in Round 3. Montgomery faces competition for playing time. If he works his way into the starting lineup, he should get plenty of touches in every game this season. Not only that, but if Montgomery does start, he’ll play behind one of the better offensive lines in the league. He’s worth a look as an NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year dark horse.
What player at +3000 odds or higher has the best chance of winning the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?
Minnesota tight-end Kyle Rudolph caught 64 passes last season. But, he only caught 4 TD passes. The Vikings drafted Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round. Smith Jr. could end up in the starting lineup if Rudolph underperforms or gets hurt. If that happens, he could surprise everyone with a stellar rookie season.