NFL Rookie of the Year Odds
The 2020 NFL Draft stood as the most distinctive iteration of the event in the league’s long history. While the draft itself has seen major revisions and evolutions over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a unique set of circumstances. The rookies didn’t get invites to a green room, a draft cap handed to them in the moment, or a handshake with the commissioner. Despite virtual draft, though, many of these rookies are looking to make an instant impact on their teams. And each one will vie for NFL Rookie of the Year on their perspective sides of the ball.
The 2020 group is considered one of the deepest in recent memory. While quarterbacks headlined the class, there are plenty of other skill-position players who will make some noise. Records were broken throughout the draft process, among them: eight wide receivers being drafted in the first 35 selections. No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow will take the helm in Cincinnati immediately, whereas Tua Tagovailoa in Miami and Justin Herbert in Los Angeles may need to wait.
On the defensive side of the ball, Chase Young stood out as arguably the best player in the draft. He’s poised to make an instant impact for the Washington Redskins. Young will seek to replicate fellow Ohio State alum Nick Bosa’s rookie of the Year season.
Although Prop Bets for the rookies are also out, here’s a look at the NFL Rookie of the Year odds for both offense and defense.