NFL Rookie of the Year Odds

Favorites for 2022-23 Offensive and Defensive Awards


Betting odds for the NFL rookies of the year continue to take shape as the regular season moves along. On the offensive side, Drake London () and Chris Olave () are among the favorites following impressive debuts, while Devin Lloyd () and Aidan Hutchinson () are the frontrunners on defense. Here’s a look at the latest odds and what you need to know about betting on this year’s award winners.

2022-2023 OROY odds

2022-2023 DROY odds

How to bet on the NFL rookies of the year

Following the NFL draft, sportsbooks will unveil odds on the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year award winners for the upcoming season.

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 Dotson at odds of +800 would bring back a profit of $800, while a winning $100 bet on Hutchinson at +300 would return $300 in profit.

2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year favorites

Chris Olave and Drake London are at the top of the board following impressive starts to their pro careers. Kenny Pickett made his debut in Week 4 and has been named the starter for this week’s game. If he handles the starting gig well, the race will quickly get that much more interesting.

PlayerPositionTeamCurrent NFL OROY OddsOpening Odds
Chris OlaveWRNew Orleans Saints+1100
Drake LondonWRAtlanta Falcons+750
Dameon PierceRBHouston Texans+2500
Kenny PickettQBPittsburgh Steelers+550
Romeo DoubsWRGreen Bay Packers+5000
Garrett WilsonWRNew York Jets+1800
Breece HallRBNew York Jets+750
Isiah PachecoRBKansas City Chiefs+1400+5000
George PickensWRPittsburgh Steelers+5000
Jahan DotsonWRWashington Commanders+2500

2022 Defensive Rookie of the Year favorites

On the defensive side, Devin Lloyd has recorded 20 solo tackles and snatched two INTs. Aidan Hutchinson had a 3-sack performance in a win over the Commanders in Week 2. Travon Walker is making his presence felt for a Jaguars team that has been better than expected. Here’s what the current odds look like for the top 10.

PlayerPositionTeamCurrent NFL DROY OddsOpening Odds
Devin LloydLBJacksonville Jaguars+900
Aidan HutchinsonDEDetroit Lions+500
Travon WalkerLBJacksonville Jaguars+600
George KarlaftisDEKansas City Chiefs+2000
Kayvon ThibodeauxLBNew York Giants+550
Jalen PitreSHouston Texans+4000
Malcolm RodriguezLB Detroit Lions+2000
Quay WalkerLBGreen Bay Packers+900
Jaquan BriskerSChicago Bears +8000
Kaiir ElamCBBuffalo Bills+2000

Who were the top picks at this year’s NFL draft?

While a lofty draft spot is not a prerequisite for winning ROY honors, it certainly doesn’t hurt the chances. Here are the top 10 picks off the board on draft day and their current odds of winning one of the awards.

1Jacksonville JaguarsTravon WalkerDEGeorgia
2Detroit LionsAidan HutchinsonDEMichigan
3Houston TexansDerek Stingley Jr.CBLSU+2500
4New York JetsAhmad GardnerCBCincinnati
5New York GiantsKayvon ThibodeauxDEOregon
6Carolina PanthersIkem EkwonuOTNC State
7New York GiantsEvan NealOTAlabama
8Atlanta FalconsDrake LondonWRUSC
9Seattle SeahawksCharles CrossOTMississippi State
10New York JetsGarrett WilsonWROhio State

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.

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
2013 - OffenseEddie LacyRBGreen Bay Packers
2013 - DefenseSheldon RichardsonDENew York Jets
2012 - OffenseRobert Griffin IIIQBWashington Commanders
2012 - DefenseLuke KuechlyLBCarolina Panthers

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.

  • Offensive ROY winners
    • QB: 10
    • RB: 35
    • WR: 10

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

  • Defensive ROY winners
    • CB: 8
    • DE: 12
    • DT: 7
    • LB: 26
    • S: 2

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 linebackers, two cornerbacks, and one defensive tackle.


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.

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