Opening Odds to Win 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Favor Kyler Murray

TEMPE, ARIZONA - APRIL 26: Quarterback Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals poses during a press conference at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center on April 26, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. Murray was the first pick overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The 2018-19 Rookie of the Year race was one of the best in recent memory, with Saquon Barkley narrowly edging out Baker Mayfield. This year's race certainly has a lot to live up to, but there is already a pretty clear favorite in Kyler Murray (+250).

The No. 1 overall pick comes with lofty expectations, as the Arizona Cardinals unceremoniously moved on from Josh Rosen in order to select Murray. But with Kliff Kingsbury's innovative Air Raid system, and Arizona's host of new weapons, Murray has a great shot to win the award.

After Murray, the Oakland Raiders' running back Josh Jacobs has the second-best odds to win the award (+600). Now that Isaiah Crowell is out for the season, Jacobs should get plenty of carries this season, and the Alabama product has more than enough talent to give Murray some stiff competition.

N'Keal Harry (+2000) is an interesting dark-horse candidate, as he has a chance to be Tom Brady's primary option outside the numbers. With few reliable receivers outside of Julian Edelman on the Patriots, Brady could pepper Harry with targets, making him an interesting value.

While Murray is the consensus favorite to win the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year, it wouldn't be a shock to see someone like Jacobs or Harry take home the award next season.

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