NFL Rookie of the Year Odds

If you’re an NFL fan and love to place futures bets, picking the NFL’s next Rookie of the Year before the season starts is right up your alley.

The odds for this type of bet are usually more favorable early in the season, and the lines become tighter as the season progresses.

When North Carolina legalizes online sports betting, you’ll be able to place bets on the NFL Rookie of the Year at every legal and regulated sportsbook.

Below, find all the info to start betting on the NFL Rookie of the Year.

Current NFL ROY odds

When North Carolina legalizes sports betting, you’ll see current odds for NFL Rookie of the Year below. Our odds feed has updated lines from legal NC sports betting sites. Click on the odds to visit the sportsbook, open a new account and start betting.

Offensive Player of the Year odds

Defensive Player of the Year odds

How to bet on the NFL ROY

To wager on NFL Rookie of the Year, you need to open an account at a legal and regulated online sportsbook. Follow any of our links to the sportsbook you prefer to claim your new player bonus and get started.

The sign-up process is straightforward and takes only a few minutes. You’ll be asked to provide basic information such as your name, address, and email. Then, accept the sportsbook’s terms and conditions. If you’re using a bonus code, enter the code during the registration process.

Before you start betting, familiarize yourself with the available NC sportsbook promotions and offers. Some sportsbooks offer bonus bets to first-time account holders, so read the requirements before participating. You’ll need to deposit money to place bets, and legal sportsbooks offer multiple secure deposit options.

To find the NFL Rookie of the Year betting options, navigate to the NFL tab and select “Futures.” Select your preferred player, adjust your bet amount on your bet slip, and confirm your bets.

It’s important to note that only legal and regulated online North Carolina sportsbooks should be used for betting on the NFL Rookie of the Year. Offshore sportsbooks may advertise widely, but they are illegal and offer no protection from fraudulent activities.

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When is the best time for NFL Rookie of the Year odds?

Making a reasonable bet on NFL Rookie of the Year requires understanding the variables affecting player performance.

When predicting the winner of the offensive or defensive Rookie of the Year awards, you should monitor statistics and player data from the current season. Legal and regulated North Carolina online sportsbooks offer various options to bet on the top rookie performers.

Tracking player progress throughout the season can also provide valuable insight into their performance. Additionally, analyze the players’ impact on their teams’ overall records and standing in their division.

Another significant factor to consider is the players’ health and any changes to their team dynamic. Stay informed about any injuries or coaching changes that may impact their performance.

In-season betting offers more up-to-date information, but the odds may also reflect this information. On the other hand, early season betting provides the opportunity to find better value but with increased risk.

The decision to bet early or later ultimately comes down to weighing the potential rewards and risks and making an informed choice based on the available data.

Betting early on the NFL Rookie of the Year


  • Opportunity to find better value
  • Betting odds are fresh and haven’t been adjusted


  • Higher risk, as a player’s performance, health, and team dynamic can change throughout the season.
  • Limited information to make an informed bet

Waiting to bet on the NFL Rookie of the Year


  • More information available to make an informed bet
  • Odds may have already adjusted to reflect player’s performance and team changes


  • Reduced opportunity to find value
  • Odds may not be as favorable

Gather as much information as possible and monitor the player’s performance and any changes in the team dynamic to make an informed bet.

Offensive RoY odds, Defensive RoY odds

The NFL has two separate awards to honor the top first-year players:

  • Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year

On the offensive side, quarterbacks usually win the award. But on defense, it could be anyone from a defensive end to a linebacker to a defensive back.

If you’re a fan or a bettor, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds give you a chance to put your money where your mouth is and bet on your favorite players at legal NC online sportsbooks.

These betting apps make it easy for you to keep track of the odds and place your bets on various aspects of the NFL, including on who will win the Rookie of the Year awards.

Some key season statistics for NFL Rookie of the Year:


  • Tackles
  • Sacks
  • Tackles for loss
  • Quarterback hurries
  • Passes defended
  • Interceptions

These statistics provide a comprehensive view of a player’s ability to disrupt the opponent’s offensive plays and prevent points from being scored.

They are used to evaluate a player’s performance and determine their chances of winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


  • Passing completions and attempts
  • Touchdown-to-interception ratios
  • Rushing attempts and yards
  • Receptions and yards

These statistics help to evaluate a player’s productivity and efficiency, providing insight into their ability to contribute to their team’s scoring efforts and move the ball down the field.

A high completion percentage and a solid touchdown to interception ratio can have a big impact on a player’s chances of winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Who are the past NFL Rookie of the Year winners?

The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award recognizes the top first-year offensive player in the NFL. Between 2010 and 2020, players from various positions and teams have taken home the trophy, showcasing the league’s rising talent.

The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award recognizes the best first-year defensive player in the NFL. This award has been won by players from different positions, including defensive tackles, linebackers and cornerbacks.

Several standout players have taken home the award between 2010 and 2020, including potential future Hall of Famers and standout performers:

  • Cam Newton (Quarterback, Carolina Panthers)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Wide receiver, New York Giants)
  • Todd Gurley (Running back, St. Louis Rams)
  • Dak Prescott (Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Justin Herbert (Quarterback, Los Angeles Chargers)

For bettors, the odds of each player winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award can provide a valuable tool and a good payout for those willing to take the risk on the early opening lines.

For instance, $100 on Justin Herbert at his +3000 odds in 2020 could have earned a payout of $3,000, while a bet of $100 on Alvin Kamara at +5000 odds in 2017 could have resulted in a payout of $5,000.

Similarly, a $100 wager on Todd Gurley at +1350 odds in 2015 could have returned $1,350, and $100 on Odell Beckham Jr. at +2500 odds in 2014 could have earned a payout of $2,500.

Shifting gears, some notable winners of the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award include:

  • Ndamukong Suh (defensive tackle, Detroit Lions)
  • Von Miller (linebacker, Denver Broncos)
  • Luke Kuechly (linebacker, Carolina Panthers)
  • Aaron Donald (defensive tackle, St. Louis Rams)
  • Joey Bosa (defensive end, San Diego Chargers)

Betting early enough—when the sports lines are favorable on the potential dark horse winners and outright long shots—can pay off.

For example, if you had bet $100 on Darius Leonard at his opening line of +3000 odds in 2018, you could have won $3,000. A bet of $50 on Marcus Peters at +3500 odds in 2015 would have earned you $1,750. Finally, betting $200 on Sheldon Richardson at +2000 odds in 2013 would have won you $4,000.

What other NFL awards can I bet on?

North Carolina online sportsbooks will post a variety of NFL betting markets beyond the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards, including:

About the Author

Sam Eggleston

Sam Eggleston is a sports journalist and editor who resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He has worked for a variety of news organizations, including digital media companies SB Nation and Issue Media Group and print newspapers for Gannett, Morris and Ogden.