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Coming into the season, we knew that the NFL Rookie of the Year award would be hotly contested with four quarterbacks being drafted in the first 15 picks. As we head into Week 4, all four of those quarterbacks are now starters. Baker Mayfield for the Cleveland Browns, Sam Darnold for the New York Jets, Josh Allen for the Buffalo Bills, and Josh Rosen for the Arizona Cardinals.


Add in rookies like running back Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants and Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons, and the Rookie of the Year award is truly up for grabs this season.

Darnold and Barkley have been starting since Week 1, so they've got some statistical padding, and are favored as such at +300. Mayfield, also at +300, burst to the top of the odds last week after leading the Browns to their first victory since 2016. Those three sit tied atop the odds, but one more Browns win and Baker will likely be alone as the favorite since QBs get all the pub in the NFL.

Allen has shown flashes of his talent in two games and if he keeps hurdling defenders he won't stay at +1000 for long. Rosen only has one real offensive series under his belt, and it was a two-minute drill against the Bears defense. He's the starter in Arizona now, but the oddsmakers are still wary of him as he sits at +1700. Finally, Ridley's three-touchdown game against the Saints has catapulted him into contention as a +2400 longshot


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