- Josh Allen is the new betting favorite to win the MVP award with +375 odds.
- Ja’Marr Chase continues to separate from the field for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
- Micah Parsons and Odafe Oweh, former teammates, are the frontrunners to be named Defensive Rookie of the Year.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The MVP race has seemingly had a new favorite after every week of the NFL season. Now, Josh Allen sits with the shortest odds.
Ja’Marr Chase, Odafe Oweh and Micah Parsons are also making runs at the Rookie of the Year awards.
Another New MVP Favorite: Josh Allen
This isn’t Josh Allen’s first time being the favorite in the MVP race, but he wasn’t the favorite a week ago. Online sportsbooks have, for whatever reason, jumped Allen over Kyler Murray despite being on a BYE week.
Allen was +400 while Murray was +350 a week ago, but the two of more or less swapped odds since.
2021/22 MVP Odds
- Josh Allen +375
- Kyler Murray +400
- Dak Prescott +500
- Tom Brady +725
- Matthew Stafford +800
- Aaron Rodgers +1200
- Justin Herbert +1800
- Derrick Henry +2200
- Derek Carr +2500
- Lamar Jackson +2500
Allen and Murray’s numbers are very similar as Allen averages 287.2 passing yards and 35.7 rushing yards per game while Murray is averaging 286.0 passing yards and 18.0 rushing yards per game. Allen is totaling 2.83 total touchdowns per game which nearly matches Murray’s 2.86 total touchdowns per game.
Worth noting is that the Buffalo Bills have the second-easiest remaining schedule which, considering the odds, may be why Allen has the slight advantage over Murray.
Ja’Marr Chase Running Away With OROY
Anyone betting on the NFL this season is probably aware of the season Ja’Marr Chase is having. If not, he’s on pace to have the best rookie wide receiver season of all time. Although he’s favored, Chase could be deserving of even shorter odds.
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Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds
- Ja'Marr Chase -120
- Mac Jones +450
- Najee Harris +800
- Trevor Lawrence +1000
- Trey Lance +1400
- Kyle Pitts +1600
Mac Jones is, somewhat, quietly having an impressive season as he’s ninth in the NFL in passing yards, but he’s thrown just nine touchdowns and six interceptions which may be what holds him back from winning the award.
Chase would become the first wide receiver to win Offensive Rookie of the Year since Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014 and just the fourth to do so since the turn of the century (Anquan Bolden, Percy Harvin).
Two Penn State Alum Battle For DROY
Micah Parsons has been the betting favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year since the preseason, however, his former teammate from Penn State is now starting to close the gap. Odafe Oweh is now officially the second-choice on the odds board.
Defensive Rookie of the Year
- Micah Parsons +200
- Odafe Oweh +750
- Azeez Ojulari +1000
- Gregory Rousseau +1000
- Jamin Davis +1000
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah +1000
- Patrick Surtain II +1000
- Asante Samuel Jr. +1200
- Joe Tryon +1400
Parsons has been an impact player in multiple positions on the Dallas Cowboys defense and has compiled 31 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. Oweh, more of a true pass rusher, has just 14 tackles on the season but has tallied three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Parsons’ versatility might be the difference-maker in the odds, but Oweh’s prowess for forcing turnovers and making game-changing plays could play a factor down the stretch.
Nick got involved with the world of sports at a young age and never turned his back on it. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, you can catch him at the bottom of the leaderboards on any video game he’s playing.