Joe Burrow the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year

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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is the favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Burrow’s odds are listed at +240 at MGM. If Burrow wins the award, it will be the second year in a row that the first overall pick is the Offensive Rookie of the Year; Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray won the award for the 2019 season.

The next-best odds belong to the last pick of the first round, Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who is listed at +600. Edwards-Helaire walks into a great situation for a rookie to put up big numbers.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is at +900, while Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is at +2000. Packers quarterback Jordan Love and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts are both at +8000.

Others on the board include Lions running back D'Andre Swift and Colts running back Jonathan Taylor both at +1000, Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy both at +1400, Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs at +1800 and Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor at +2000.

12 responses to “Joe Burrow the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year

  1. That would really be something… I just don’t see it. You dont see many ROYs on 3 win teams.

  2. A lot of defensive signings in the offseason for the Bengals. AJ Green and Tyler Boyd are solid receivers, also added Tee Higgins. Not to mention Joe Mixon is one of the better RB’s in the league. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the 2nd best team in the division.

    That being said the last 2 years the Offensive ROY winner were on teams with 5 wins. Plus it’s the NFL, games are usually decided by a play or 2. For instance, the Bengals had 9 one score games last year. Not saying all of those the Bengals should have won, just that the league is competitive. Add one player and you never know, especially at the QB position.

  3. If the Bengals can turn it around within 2 yrs that will be an interesting division to follow, any of the 4 teams will be in play for the top spot

  4. This is really projecting … a lot. Not now down played, not one exhibition game … not one practice, padded or not. Lots of water to flow under the bridge before that determination can be made. Un til then, this has as much credibility as the top draft “experts” picking the top 10. After #3 or so, it all falls apart.

  5. Yep, the Bengals could be one of the most improved teams in the NFL this year. Joe Burrow throwing to AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins with Joe Mixon in the backfield is not a bad offense. And the offensive line has been significantly improved with last year’s 1st Round Draft pick, Jonah Williams, getting healthy and the signing of Xavier Su’a-Filo….on defense several solid free agents were signed including D.J. Reader, Vonn Bell Mackensie Alexander and Josh Bynes. A winning record and sneaking into the playoffs is not farfetched.

  6. Only because Minshew got robbed last season! Minshew had 451yds less but more TDs and half the INTs in 2 fewer games and was a 6th rounder and played neck & neck with the #1 overall and Minshew doesn’t have anyone close to Fitz level to throw to!

  7. It could happen. They are adding basically 5 first round picks/talent they didn’t have for all or most of last year on offense alone.
    AJ Green, Jonah Williams, John Ross, Burrow & Tee Higgins (Almost everyone had him as a first rounder)
    Also they had some young OL that really started to play well later in the season so the OL should not be a liability anymore plus Burrow played well under pressure last year so they don’t have to be perfect. Adding former 2nd rd pick Sua-Filo makes this line start to look pretty good.

  8. maldez says:
    May 31, 2020 at 11:38 am
    Yep, the Bengals could be one of the most improved teams in the NFL this year.
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    And then the thought pops into your head “YEA but then again it’s still the Bengals”!

    Also they still have an unproven HC who couldn’t manage more than 2 wins last season.
    After looking at their schedule and seeing in addition to the 6 division games they have the Ravens, Cowboys, Eagles, Texans, Titans and Colts so I don’t see them getting 5 wins this year.

  9. BTW I think the most improved team this season is pretty easy one to predict, it’ll be the Lions as they’re getting Stafford back and added a pass rusher, corner(who I believe was best one in the draft), some OL help and should be greatly improved at RB with Swift also. And they have a schedule that’s quite a bit easier than Cincy’s as they start the season with the Pats, Jets, Fins followed with a trip to the Cards, so they could easily be 4-1 or even 5-0 heading into week 6 show-down at home against the Saints.

  10. Steve Cunningham says:
    May 31, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    maldez says:
    May 31, 2020 at 11:38 am
    Yep, the Bengals could be one of the most improved teams in the NFL this year.
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    And then the thought pops into your head “YEA but then again it’s still the Bengals”!

    Also they still have an unproven HC who couldn’t manage more than 2 wins last season.

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    Zac Taylor actually did an admirable job last year with just 2 wins last year under the circumstances. I think he’s the right man for the job and he and Joe Burrow are going to lead the Bengals up and out of their hole.

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