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NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Predictions, Odds, Best Bets 2022

  • Get the most recent odds to win the NFL 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Our top predictions and picks for the season
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Offensive Rookie of the Year 2022 Odds

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Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets-200
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Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers+900
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Kenny Picket, QB, Steelers+1000
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Offensive Rookie of the Year Predictions and Pick

Chances are the OROY Award will go to a QB so take the favorite and hope that Kenny Pickett saves the Steelers this season.

Kenny Pickett (+1000)


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Nfl Offensive Rookie Of The Year Predictions

Many of the newest batch of NFL rookies have been signed by now, and since there’s no telling exactly how well any of them will do on a new team against professional football players, oddsmakers have released various futures bets that give gamblers a chance to predict their success, including one for the 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Last year the honor went to a wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals Ja’Marr Chase (see below), and this season the top two predictions are a quarterback and another wide receiver, so it is anyone’s guess as to which of these newbies will put on the most impressive debut in 2022.

We examine the top candidates for this career-changing award and give the odds and predictions of which of these young athletes will most likely win the 2022 Offensive NFL Rookie of the Year award – good luck, win big.

Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

For the first time since 2003, the Pittsburgh Steelers will begin a season without QB “Big” Ben Roethlisberger who retired at the end of January 2022, a future Hall of Famer and 2x Super Bowl Champion whose huge cleats will be tough for any hurler to fill – enter Kenny Pickett.

The rookie Pickett played college football at Pitt where he earned the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and became a First-team All-American and All-ACC after completing a total of 1,045 passes for 12,303 yards and 81 TDs with 32 INTs, now a first-round selection for the Steelers.

Pickett will compete with veteran QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Mason Rudolph for the starting role in Pittsburgh, but no doubt HC Mike Tomlin and OC Matt Canada will have their eyes on Pickett’s preseason progression and decided when he will take over for the offense this year.

Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans

Second on this list is Tennessee Titans rookie WR Treylon Burks, a 22-year-old former Arkansas playmaker who was selected in round one of the NFL Draft (18th overall) with the expectation that the First-team All-SEC receiver would be able to start right away.

That’s because the Titans just got rid of their primary target from last season – AJ Brown – who was traded mid-draft to the Philadelphia Eagles, a mysterious move until Burks was selected and then it made sense assuming the front office was searching for a less expensive target.

What they got out of Burks is a 6’ 2” 225-pound playmaker who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds, a solid route runner who caught 146 passes for almost 2,400 yards and 18 TDs in three seasons as a Razorback, his 1,100+ yard, 11 TD senior season an NFL head-turner.

Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons had QB Matt Ryan under center since the 2008 season, but now its veteran Marcus Mariota leading the team, so it makes sense that the front office wanted to add another effective receiving target to the roster, a role Drake London should be able to play right away.

Like a lot of Falcons receiving targets, London is a sizeable player at 6’ 4” and 219 pounds, a big enough receiver who can fight for close catches and is tough to tackle as he earns yards after the catch (YACs), he’ll join big TE Kyle Pitts and WR Auden Tate in the receivers room.

For three seasons, London caught balls at USC and had his best season his senior year when he caught 88 balls for 1084 yards and 7 TDs, his three-year total as a Trojan was 160 receptions for 2,153 yards and 15 TDs, a potential standout NFL rookie who is an underdog for this OROYA.

Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers

Once the Green Bay Packer’s front office traded star WR Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for their 2022 first- and second-round picks, it was clear the team was going to need to add depth to their receiver’s room and so in the second round they drafted Christian Watson.

He could end up being a steal, Watson a 4x FCS champion and 2x First-team All-MVFC at North Dakota State, a speedy pass catcher who runs a 4.31 second 40-yard dash who posted 105 receptions for 2,140 yards and 14 TDs as a Bison target in North Dakota.

The oddsmakers have added him to this list because if anyone can turn a rookie into a star its future Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers who will need a dependable deep threat now that Adams is no longer there, a role Watson could play that might help earn him the 2022 OROYA.

Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets

Last season, the 4-13 New York Jets had a rushing attack ranked 27th in the league, a glaring weakness that GM Joe Douglas attempted to address by drafting Iowa State RB Breece Hall, a 6’ 1” 220-pound Unanimous All-American who should be able to help the Jets right away.

As a rushing Cyclone, Hall had three solid seasons posting a total of 718 carries for almost 4,000 yards and 50 TDs plus he has soft enough hands to catch the ball 82 times for 734 yards and another 6 TDs, the perfect offensive weapon to give QB Zach Wilson out of the backfield.

Hall runs a 4.39 second 40-yard dash so with his size he should be tough to tackle, a 2x Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year who is used to big games who can give HC Robert Saleh and OC Mike LaFleur a powerful weapon to game plan with, the perfect recipe for a potential OROY.

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NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year FAQ

Who Was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2021?

In 2021, the Offensive Rookie of the Year was Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase, a 22-year-old playmaker who helped his team make it to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988, yet another LSU alum making a splash in the NFL his first season in.It was a productive regular season for Chase, a speedy and sure-handed receiver who ran crisp and deep routes for QB Joe Burrow and the two connected for 81 catches for 1,455 yards and 13 TDs, plus Chase ran the ball 7 times for another 21 yards.Chase is 6’ 0” and 201 pounds, his rookie numbers earning him Second-team All-Pro honors as well as a Pro Bowl appearance, and in the postseason the former Fred Biletnikoff Award winner caught 25 passes for 368 yards and a touchdown, though sadly no Super Ring was earned.

How is the Winner of the Award Decided?

A nationwide panel of fifty members of the AP who cover the NFL on a regular basis selects the winner of the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and then they cast ballots at the end of the season before the playoffs.The league will announce the winner at the NFL Honors Presentation, which is held the night before the Super Bowl is played.This season, the presentation will happen on Saturday, February 11, 2023, and as usual, it will not be televised for the public, but chances are the names of the winners will leak out so keep checking back for all the latest news and updates.

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