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.
With Baker, Darnold, Josh Allen, and Josh Rosen all starting, the rookie of the year race is officially on! Will one of the QBs take it or do you still see Saquan being the favorite?— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) September 25, 2018
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.
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