Now that the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books, sportsbooks have started to release even more props for the upcoming season.
Circa Sports, a Vegas-based brick-and-mortar book, is among the market maker leaders in the industry. They posted odds for the Offensive Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, just a few days after the conclusion of the virtual draft.
The ‘chalk’ should not come as a surprise to anyone. Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow, the No. 1 pick in the draft, is +230 to win the award. He is coming off a year in which he won the national Championship, Heisman Trophy and went No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft, becoming the first person besides Cam Newton to do since the 1940s.
There are only two other players listed inside of 10/1 odds. Kansas City running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was Burrow’s teammate at LSU, has the second-shortest price at +475.
He will be looking to recreate the magic of Alvin Kamara in 2017 and Saquon Barkley in 2018, both of whom earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Todd Gurley took home the hardware in 2015 and Eddie Lacy got the nod in 2013.
Burrow’s top competition among young quarterbacks could come from Tua Tagovailoa, who went No. 5 overall to the Miami Dolphins. Tagovailoa is coming off multiple injuries at Alabama, but he is +575 to win the award.
Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray was the winner last season. However, only two quarterbacks have won Offensive Rookie of the Year since 2012, when Robert Griffin III became the third consecutive signal caller to take home the hardware.
Some other players that could be in the mix include Detroit running back D’Andre Swift and Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor. Swift is priced at 10/1, while Taylor is sitting at 12/1.
Taylor rushed for 6,174 yards in three seasons at Wisconsin, which placed him fourth on the all-time list of NCAA FBS career rushing yards leaders. He set FBS records for most rushing yards in a season by a freshman, most rushing yards through his sophomore season and most rushing yards
through his junior season.
Dallas wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and Las Vegas wideout Henry Ruggs are both 20/1 to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Only one wide receiver has earned the nod in the last decade, Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014.