NFL Rookie of the Year Odds - Ja'Marr Chase The Favorite?

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Year 1 is in the books for most 2021-22 NFL rookies. Cowboys LB Micah Parsons is a lock to win NFL Rookie Defensive Player of the Year, while the Offensive ROY award came down to a battle between Patriots QB Mac Jones and Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase. Chase closed the regular season stronger than Jones and was a -250 favorite at most books following Week 18 play.

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Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates

The Favorites

Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Bengals : Ja’Marr Chase was +350 and Mac Jones was -500 to win NFL Rookie of the Year ahead of Week 17 but Chase’s incredible day against the Chiefs suddenly made him the favorite. The Bengals WR caught 11 balls for a whopping 266 yards Sunday against KC and he found the end zone three times. Chase only had 2 catches for 26 yards in his regular season finale against the Browns but his Week 17 performance against KC should ultimately vault him to the award.

Mac Jones, QB, Patriots : Mac Jones finished his rookie campaign having thrown for 3,801 yards, 22 TDs and 13 INTs. Aside from a 3 TD day against Jacksonville in Week 17, however, Jones appeared to have hit the rookie wall late in the season. The Jacksonville game was the only contest out of his final five in which he had a passer rating of 100.0 or more.

Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates

The Favorite

Micah Parsons, LB, Cowboys : Micah Parsons pretty much locked up Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in Week 15 against Washington as he made life absolutely miserable for QB Taylor Heinicke. Parsons has now has a whopping 13 sacks on the season.

Longshots

Odafe Jayson Oweh, LB, Ravens : Oweh had a fine rookie campaign with 5 sacks but he’s simly not on Parsons’ level.

Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Chargers : Samuel, a second-round pick, was downright electric in the early season. He made interceptions in back-to-back weeks, including an athletic diving catch against the Chiefs. Samuel was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for his play in September.

Azeez Ojulari, LB, Giants : Big Blue GM Dave Gettleman had more misses than hits during his tenure in New York, but one home run was the drafting of Ojulari in the second round. The Georgia product has 8 sacks on the season along with 45 total tackles.

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