NFL Rookie of the Year Odds

The National Football League‘s Rookie of the Year awards are officially labeled the Associated Press Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year Awards. These awards are presented annually at the NFL Honors ceremony on the Thursday before the Super Bowl.

Of course, you can bet on who will win these awards anytime after the NFL Draft in the NFL Rookie of the Year futures markets you’ll find at licensed Kentucky online sportsbooks. Here’s everything you need to know about betting on the NFL’s Rookie of the Year awards, including a look at the latest odds.

Current NFL RoY odds

When Kentucky’s first online sportsbooks launch in 2023, you’ll find the most recent NFL rookie of the year odds right here. Click on the odds for any player, and you’ll be taken to the sportsbook that posted them. There, you can sign up, grab your sportsbook welcome bonus and place a bet.

How to bet on the NFL RoY in Kentucky

Rookie of the Year futures markets are quite popular. Odds on many of the top picks in the NFL Draft and other notable rookies winning are released after the draft in late April.

The NFL betting odds will change based on player performance and public perception throughout the year. More favorites may also be added to the board if previously unlisted rookies emerge as threats to win either award. Of course, you lock in the odds as posted when you place a bet. That generally means the odds on the favorites are better the earlier you place a bet.

If you can get a bet down right after the draft on a player drafted outside of the top 10 picks, and he goes on to win Rookie of the Year, you should be in line for a healthy payout. Wait until late in the season when that player has already proven himself worthy of winning, and you’ll book the same bet at significantly lower odds.

Sign up and bet

Ultimately, all you need to do is click one of the links on this page to visit a licensed Kentucky online sportsbook. That’ll take you to the sportsbook’s website, where you can sign up for an account and claim the latest welcome bonus with a minimal amount of personal and account information. You can also download and install the sportsbook’s mobile app on your phone or tablet. You can quickly sign up and claim the bonus via the KY sports betting app.

Once you’re done, you can make a deposit using the banking method that’s most convenient for you and start browsing RoY futures markets. Click on odds you like and fill out the instantly created bet slip to wager on your rookie of choice.

Best sportsbooks apps for NFL RoY odds

Here’s a quick look at the top online sportsbooks for NFL ROY odds. Let’s see how they stack up and why they’re at the top of the heap.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings KY Sportsbook has the NFL ROY futures markets covered with competitive odds across the board. You may find better odds on the preseason favorites elsewhere, but the odds on the NFL ROY longshots at DraftKings are hard to beat. The selection of other NFL betting options is also the largest you’ll find, including a wide variety of NFL futures markets.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook Kentucky is known for offering some of the best preseason odds on the favorites in its NFL ROY futures markets. These may come at the expense of the NFL ROY longshot odds, but betting longshots in a market like this is tricky anyway. You may even find promos and odds boosts surrounding NFL ROY futures at FanDuel, and you’re sure to find plenty of value betting all things NFL here.

Caesars Sportsbook

The NFL ROY futures odds at Caesars are relatively competitive regarding the early favorites and longshots. However, Caesars shines brightest on the players in between. It offers bigger odds than the competition does on those players who aren’t exactly favorites but sit in that next group with a real possibility of competing for NFL ROY honors if things break the right way. Regular NFL promos and odds boosts are also a part of what Caesars Kentucky Sportsbook brings to the table.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM Sportsbook KY is also known for posting bloated preseason odds on the favorites in its NFL ROY futures markets. Its NFL ROY longshot odds are competitive as well. Plus, BetMGM consistently runs a variety of different NFL promos and odds boosts.

When is the best time to place an NFL RoY bet?

We mentioned it earlier, but it’s worth repeating: odds on many of the notable rookies to win AP Offensive or Defensive Rookie of the Year are released after the draft in late April. That’s the best time to place a bet in this market, as the odds are as long on the favorites as they will ever be. Once it gets late in the season and the real favorites emerge, the NFL ROY betting odds will shrink significantly. In other words, the earlier you place a bet in the AP Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year futures markets, the better the odds will be.

Offensive Roy/Defensive ROY

Remember, NFL Rookie of the Year is actually two awards: one for offense and one for defense. You will therefore be able to bet on both NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds when KY sportsbooks go live.

Linebackers win the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year more than any other position: 26 of 56 times. However, four defensive ends, three cornerbacks, two linebackers, and one defensive tackle have won over the past 10 years. Then, running backs win the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year more than any other position: 35 of 56. However, four running backs, three quarterbacks, and three wide receivers have won over the past 10 years. That’s a lot of positional balance in recent years across both awards.

Who are the past 10 ROY winners?

SeasonOROY Player/Position/TeamDROY Player/Position/Team
2022Garrett Wilson/WR/New York JetsAhmad Gardner/CB/New York Jets
2021Ja'Marr Chase/WR/Cincinnati BengalsMicah Parsons/LB/Dallas Cowboys
2020Justin Herbert/QB/LA ChargersChase Young/DE/ Washington
2019Kyler Murray/QB/Arizona CardinalsNick Bosa/DE/San Francisco 49ers
2018Saquon Barkley/RB/NY GiantsDarius Leonard/LB/Indianapolis Colts
2017Alvin Kamara/RB/New OrleansMarshon Lattimore/CB/New Orleans
2016Dak Prescott/QB/Dallas CowboysJoey Bosa/DE/San Diego Chargers
2015Todd Gurley/RB/St. Louis RamsMarcus Peters /CB/Kansas City Chiefs
2014Odell Beckham Jr./WR/NY GiantsAaron Donald/DT/St Louis Rams
2013Eddie Lacy/RB/Green Bay PackersSheldon Richardson/DE/New York Jets

Other NFL futures markets

There are also similar futures betting markets at Kentucky online sportsbooks for the other season-long awards presented at NFL Honors, including:

  • AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award
  • AP Coach of the Year Award
  • AP Assistant Coach of the Year Award
  • AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
  • AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award
  • AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award