Joe Burrow is the early favorite for offensive rookie of the year

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The rookie have been picked. So now it’s time to pick the rookie you think will win the two major prizes based on their first-year performances.

First, the offensive rookie of the year. According to the DraftKings Sportsbook, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is the favorite to win the offensive rookie of the year award, at +215. (Bet $100, win $215).

Next on the list is Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, at +550, following by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (+700), Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (+1,000), Lions running back D’Andre Swift (+1,200), Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy (+1,400), Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (+1,600), Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (+1,600), Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb (+1,800), Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III (+1,800), Rams running back Cam Akers (+2,000), and Eagles receiver Jalen Reagor (+2,000).

The full list is here.

Usually, a running back has the best chance of winning the award, since he’s the most likely to play significantly right away, and to get significant touches. Edwards-Helaire would seem to be the smartest play for now, based on the fact that he will be joining an offense that is loaded — and that he’ll have a good chance to win the starting job.

Lamb is an intriguing proposition at +1,800, given that he has a great offense around him and that receiver Amari Cooper likely will be double-teamed on a regular basis. Even more intriguing are a pair of Steelers rookies, both of whom are +10,000 underdogs: receiver Chase Claypool and running back Anthony McFarland Jr. There’s a chance one of the two could make a significant impact in 2020, given the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the absence of a clear-cut, go-to running back or receiver.

53 responses to “Joe Burrow is the early favorite for offensive rookie of the year

  1. I’d put my money on Jonathan Taylor. He might score 15 TD’s, and get 80 receptions. Rivers loves throwing to a great RB (Tomlinson).

  2. The Dolphins have very little reason to play Tua this year. Sit him…let him heal and learn from Fitzmagic. Win 5 games. Top 10 pick in 2021…and Houston’s #1 pick. Then release the hounds…and Tua!

  3. As crazy as as this offseason is looking to be I wouldn’t be shocked if Dalton started the season as the starter and Burrow sits for a bit to learn.

  4. So unfair…because the media doesn’t want to be worng so now Joe has to ‘lose it’ rather than ‘earn it’.

  5. I have a feeling Jonathan Taylor might surprise some people this year. Indys Oline is NASTY. They were pushing people around last year with a pedestrian QB that want able to keep teams guessing. With Rivers back there I believe they are going to be making some holes for Taylor to have fun with.

    If he is healthy, I believe he will be OROY

  6. Joe Burrow hysteria! Hang on. Remember, the guy plays for the Bungles. They ain’t called the Bungles for nothing.

  7. The quarterback that will be most successful from this draft is that kid from Green Bay and Bowling green-James Morgan.

  8. But, but how can Lamb not be #1? Cowboy fans already claim he’s HOF bound! He’s a shoo-in for MVP! Jerruh is a genius for seeing the greatness that 16 other teams passed on. He will lead the Cowboys to another triumphant 8-8!!!

  9. Dalton has to be traded or cut. why have him involved in virtual ota’s
    if he is not going to be there.

  10. Just let the kid learn the pro system first and take some snaps – he doesn’t need the added pressure

  11. geobh says:
    April 28, 2020 at 1:01 am
    Dalton has to be traded or cut. why have him involved in virtual ota’s
    if he is not going to be there.
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    Best bet is see out Dalton’s final year, just maybe do a midseason trade for a late-round pick once Burrow has at least learnt the offense and shown he can handle the pressure in the NFL.

  12. The clear choice is AJ “The Sauce” Dillon. #28 of The Green Bay Packers.

    AJ is now the Thunder to Aaron Jones Lightning. This is now the best RB duo in the NFL.

    The Packers got a gem and a beast in the 2nd round. 6’0 250 lbs and Derrick Henry 2.0 type power and ability.

    “I like to help my win. Whether that’s running around people, through people, over people, I’m there to get it done”

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!✊

  13. chunga85 says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:28 pm
    It’s going to be interesting to see how social distancing football is going to work.

    Trubisky has been trying this with his passes for a while – no ones caught anything from him

  14. Playing for Bengals will hurt Joe for sure. They will likely run the ball with Mixon etc to protect their lead in most games. That said, Burrow still should get 20 throws and a couple TD’s per game. Especially in the weak division they are in (excluding Baltimore). 2021 SB champs, book it.

  15. In Jeopardy format:

    A: He won the 2020 – 21 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year.
    Q: Who is Adam Troutman – TE New Orleans Saints

  16. bartpkelly says:
    April 27, 2020 at 10:17 pm
    So unfair…because the media doesn’t want to be worng so now Joe has to ‘lose it’ rather than ‘earn it’.
    —————-
    i guess vegas is “the media” now?

  17. In other premature polls: Chase Young’s father is winning the “World’s Greatest Dad” title!

  18. ashleyschafferbmw says:
    April 28, 2020 at 9:44 am
    bartpkelly says:
    April 27, 2020 at 10:17 pm
    So unfair…because the media doesn’t want to be worng so now Joe has to ‘lose it’ rather than ‘earn it’.
    —————-
    i guess vegas is “the media” now?

    0 0 Rate This

    The “media” is any piece of information that a certain type of person doesn’t like!

  19. I love when some clown GM only drafts for “need” and other clowns in the media claim they had a great draft because they “filled more holes” and drafted more guys Mel Kiper and Daniel Jeremiah had rated high. Too funny.

    As if all the rookies are going to immediately have impact on their teams. Have you ever kept track of the grades talking heads give teams draft classes? They are/were completely wrong about teams drafts 99% of the time when the truth comes out 3 yrs later when a draft can actually be rated.

    Oh, and I had a typo above in my AJ Dillon quote: “I like to help my *team win”

    AJ of course is going to be a beast in the because he wasn’t the top RB in the mock drafts of the interns from ESPN that you all base your draft opinions off of.

  20. What a joke. The kid hasn’t even got off the bus yet and they’re already putting odds on this.

  21. Bwahahahaha. As of right now, my left pinky-toe could also be offensive rookie of the year. Stay tuned, same bat channel!?

  22. deadfish13 says:
    April 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm
    The Dolphins have very little reason to play Tua this year. Sit him…let him heal and learn from Fitzmagic. Win 5 games. Top 10 pick in 2021…and Houston’s #1 pick. Then release the hounds…and Tua!
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    Agreed. Especially with no in person OTAs or mini camp and the real chance of shortened training camps. Starting Tua now would be foolish. Let him heal and get comfortable with the system and then next year, after a year watching and hopefully learning and another draft under Miami’s belt, you can start him.

  23. chunga85 says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:28 pm
    It’s going to be interesting to see how social distancing football is going to work.

    They are going to outlaw the huddle, tackling, blocking and getting within 6′ of another player

  24. Let’s keep in mind, there is a good chance Burrow doesn’t even start at the beginning of the season. There will be no OTAs or rookie mini camps and the real good chance that training camps and pre season could be abbreviated.

  25. jimmygeewhiz says:
    April 27, 2020 at 11:28 pm
    Joe Burrow hysteria! Hang on. Remember, the guy plays for the Bungles. They ain’t called the Bungles for nothing.

    re: You’re so right. Cleveland and Pittsburgh fans love to call them Bungles. It shows how little they actually know about them. Silly and ridiculous. They’ve won just as many division titles and been to just as many playoff games as the Steelers and Baltimore since 2005. The Browns have been the stains of the division during this time… So yeah, they’re the bad team… Like I said, silly and ridiculous! A dollar says they beat your favorite team to sleep this year. Mr. Expert

  26. deadfish13 says:
    April 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm
    The Dolphins have very little reason to play Tua this year. Sit him…let him heal and learn from Fitzmagic. Win 5 games. Top 10 pick in 2021…and Houston’s #1 pick. Then release the hounds…and Tua!
    ==============
    I dont disagree with your thought, BUT, they were 5-11 last year. If they go 5-11 this year, their draft class was an absolute bust. And the dozen big name free agents they brought in should all be cut. There is no way they win 5 games. They could win 7 with you at QB

  27. The reward is a farce. They gave it to Murray last year, when Gardner Minshew was clearly the better QB. He had better stats,a nd more wins, btu he didn’t get a sniff.

  28. So, Burrow is the favorite, but the Bengals are still listed at 250-1 to win SB. If this guy gets ROY, shouldn’t he being doing enough that warrants the Bengals to be only 100-1?
    Ha,Ha.

  29. Football awards go something like this:

    NFL (QB)MVP
    NFL Offensive (QB) Player of the Year
    NFL Offensive (QB) Rookie of the Year
    NFL (QB) Rookie of the Year
    Heisman (QB) Trophy

    I’m surprised they haven’t figured out how to give a QB the defensive awards. Even when Ray Lewis had the MOST dominating season in which everyone completely game-planned around him, they still managed to give it to a QB.

  30. These people writing off the Bengals haven’t been paying attention. They has a good FA haul for once and an A+ draft. Things are changing in Cincy finally. Book it

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