Joe Burrow Being Disrespected by Latest Rookie of the Year Odds

Zach Brunner
Joe Burrow's odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year are disrespectful.
Joe Burrow's odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year are disrespectful. / Bobby Ellis/Getty Images
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The 2020 first overall pick in the NFL Draft, Joe Burrow, has been the clear starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals since draft day. While Cincinnati sits at the bottom of the division with a 1-5-1 record, it has been nearly exclusive praise for the talented rookie passer.

However, Burrow's odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year seem downright disrespectful. He currently has the second-best odds to win the award, at +220, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Joe Burrow OROY Odds

Burrow has been really impressive in his first season. He has the most completions and passing attempts in the league, completing 195 of his 293 pass attempts (66.6 percent). He has thrown nine touchdowns to five interceptions. Burrow has also hit the 300-yard mark in five of his seven games, and he already has a 400-yard game under his belt, which came in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns.

It's not that Burrow being second is disrespectful. Rather, it's how distant in the odds he is, with Justin Herbert being the favorite to win the award, at -175 odds. Herbert is 1-4 in his five NFL starts, passing for 1,542 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has added another 121 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

While Tua Tagovailoa is making his first NFL start this week against the Los Angeles Rams, the race for this award is likely between only Burrow and Herbert. Currently, Tua have the fourth-best odds (+2000), trailing Justin Jefferson (+1200) and tied with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (+2000).


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