2024 NFL Rookie Of The Year Odds

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Betting odds on the winners of the 2024-25 NFL Rookie of the Year awards are now available at legal football sportsbooks. Below is a full breakdown of the odds for the offensive and defensive awards:

Offensive Rookie of the Year odds

Defensive Rookie of the Year odds

2024 Offensive Rookie of the Year favorites

Williams was the overwhelming favorite at all NFL sportsbooks to be the top pick at the draft, and that came to fruition. He’s now QB1 for a Bears team that is hoping for better days. Harrison Jr. was the fourth overall selection by the Cardinals and could quickly become a top target in Arizona’s passing attack.

McCarthy landed with the Vikings at the 10th spot. The team signed veteran Sam Darnold to a one-year deal during free agency. Darnold is atop the depth chart in advance of the preseason, but the future belongs to McCarthy. If he exceeds expectations prior to the season, or Darnold struggles under the spotlight when the campaign gets underway, there’s a chance that the rookie could see plenty of snaps.

Nabers went sixth to the Giants. New York has been searching for a legitimate threat in its passing attack for some time. Nabers represents the team’s latest attempt at making that happen and should see significant work. Daniels was second off the board, going to the Commanders. He’s penciled in as the Week 1 starter as the franchise seeks to finally end its lengthy search for a franchise QB.

Just outside the top five in early odds are two wide receivers who could quickly make contributions. Worthy joins the defending champion Chiefs, a team that has found success without having a true WR1. Odunze will be with Williams in Chicago. He has the potential to quickly make his presence felt in a wide receiver corps that’s headlined by DJ Moore and veteran Keenan Allen.

2024 Defensive Rookie of the Year favorites

Turner tops the board on defense. The Alabama product recorded 10 sacks and 53 total tackles in his final college season. He also impressed at the scouting combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds. Latu, meanwhile, was the first defender drafted, going No. 15 to the Colts.

Over his final two seasons with UCLA, he racked up 23.5 sacks. Battling for third place in early betting odds are Verse, Mitchell, and Arnold. Verse joins a Rams defense that needs some help following the offseason retirement of Aaron Donald. Mitchell joins the secondary of an Eagles team that finished 31st in passing yards allowed a season ago.

Arnold is now a member of a Lions team that advanced to the NFC title game last season, finishing fifth in the league in average points scored but 23rd in points allowed. Once training camp and the preseason begin, we can expect to see additional movement in the hierarchy of defensive favorites.

How to bet on the NFL Rookie of the Year

Sportsbooks generally unveil odds on the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year award winners for the upcoming season following the NFL draft. The wager requires a long-term perspective, as it won’t settle until we know who’s won. As an example, a $100 winning wager on a player at odds of +800 would bring back a profit of $800, while a winning $100 bet at +300 would return $300 in profit.

Who were the top picks at the most recent NFL draft?

While a lofty draft spot is not a prerequisite for winning ROY honors, it certainly doesn’t hurt. Here are the top 10 picks from the 2024 NFL draft, along with their early odds to win the award from DraftKings Sportsbook.

PickTeamPlayerPositionCollegeFinal betting odds
1Chicago BearsCaleb WilliamsQBUSC+200
2Washington CommandersJayden DanielsQBLSU+650
3New England PatriotsDrake MayeQBNorth Carolina+1600
4Arizona CardinalsMarvin Harrison Jr.WROhio State+600
5Los Angeles ChargersJoe AltOTNotre Dame+30000
6New York GiantsMalik NabersWRLSU+900
7Tennessee TitansJC LathamOTAlabama+30000
8Atlanta FalconsMichael Penix Jr.QBWashington+6000
9Chicago BearsRome OdunzeWRWashington+1800
10Minnesota VikingsJ.J. McCarthyQBMichigan+800

Recent NFL ROY winners 

Every season, a lot of talented players enter the NFL, and many go on to make their mark on the league. If we look back over the past decade of NFL Rookie of the Year winners, there’s no shortage of name recognition or impact players.

2023 – OffenseC.J. StroudQBHouston Texans
2023 – DefenseWill Anderson Jr.DEHouston Texans
2022 – OffenseGarrett WilsonWRNew York Jets
2022 – DefenseAhmad GardnerCBNew York Jets
2021 – OffenseJa’Marr ChaseWRCincinnati Bengals
2021 – DefenseMicah ParsonsLBDallas Cowboys
2020 – OffenseJustin HerbertQBLos Angeles Chargers
2020 – DefenseChase YoungDEWashington Commanders
2019 – OffenseKyler MurrayQBArizona Cardinals
2019 – DefenseNick BosaDESan Francisco 49ers
2018 – OffenseSaquon BarkleyRBNew York Giants
2018 – DefenseDarius LeonardLBIndianapolis Colts
2017 – OffenseAlvin KamaraRBNew Orleans Saints
2017 – DefenseMarshon LattimoreCBNew Orleans Saints
2016 – OffenseDak PrescottQBDallas Cowboys
2016 – DefenseJoey BosaDESan Diego Chargers
2015 – OffenseTodd GurleyRBSt. Louis Rams
2015 – DefenseMarcus PetersCBKansas City Chiefs
2014 – OffenseOdell Beckham Jr.WRNew York Giants
2014 – DefenseAaron DonaldDTSt Louis Rams

Which position is the best bet for Rookie of the Year?

Since 1967, there have been two main Rookie of the Year awards annually, one for offensive players and another for defenders. Here’s the position breakdown of winners on both sides of the ball since that point.

Historically, running backs hold a massive edge, but the distribution has been much more level over the past decade. Of the past 10 winners, there have been four quarterbacks, three running backs, and three wide receivers.

On an all-time basis, linebackers have racked up the most awards by a wide margin. However, the split also evens out here over the last 10 years: four defensive ends, three cornerbacks, two linebackers and one defensive tackle.

NFL Rookie of the Year FAQ 

How many times has the first overall NFL draft pick won a Rookie of the Year award?

This has happened six times, with the most recent occurring in 2019 when Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray won the award. Of the six players in this exclusive group, the breakdown is three each for quarterbacks and running backs.

Has a rookie ever won the NFL MVP award?  

The legendary Jim Brown is the only player who has won the award in his rookie season. The Cleveland Browns RB rushed for 1,133 yards and 10 TDs over 12 games, easily winning Rookie of the Year honors, as well.

Who was the last Rookie of the Year to appear in the Super Bowl in the same season?

Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase was the Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 2021 season. The Bengals went on a run through the AFC playoffs before falling to the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl.