Joe Burrow Favored to Win Offensive Rookie of the Year After Being Officially Named First Overall Pick For Bengals
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has officially been named the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he also leads the way in the odds to win the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Burrow currently stands at +250 to win the award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and he has a sizable lead over Tua Tagovailoa, who has the second-best odds at +800.
Before you get to the next quarterback in the odds (Justin Herbert at +1300), we have two running backs in D'Andre Swift (+900) and Jonathan Taylor (+950). Jerry Jeudy (+1300) is tied with Herbert for the fifth-best odds.
While it's not surprising to see the expected No. 1 overall pick have the best odds here, you could see some potential value in the other two quarterbacks. For example, if Tua or Herbert were to end up with the Los Angeles Chargers, they would instantly have a better supporting cast and team around them than Burrow would in Cincy, though they'd have to beat out Tyrod Taylor for the starting job.
Even though Burrow is the top prospect, it doesn't necessarily mean he will be put in the best situation to succeed from the get go. In fact, the very nature of being selected first overall suggests he won't be.
That is surely something to consider before placing a wager down on this. Although, these odds will surely shift as the draft progresses, and landing spots are made official.
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