QB Debuts shake up offensive rookie of the year odds

By Trevor Roughan Contributor

Updated 9/15/23 5:07pm ET

After observing numerous NFL debuts over opening weekend, sportsbooks adjusted the betting odds for the Offensive Rookie of the Year odds. The favorite remains Atlanta Falcons running Bijan Robinson but the three starting quarterbacks did see their odds move.

Indianapolis’ Anthony Richardson now has the shortest odds of any QB at +500, after entering the season at +900. The University of Florida product unexpectedly threw 37 passes in his debut, while also recording 223 yards.

Carolina’s Bryce Young totaled just 146 passing yards on 38 attempts with three turnovers. The top overall draft pick’s odds moved from +500 to +900. Houston’s CJ Stroud sits at +1000. All three rookie QBs lost their opener.

Robinson is the favorite at +260. He rushed for 56 yards on 10 carries and also had six receptions for 27 yards.

Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers caught nine balls on 10 targets for a total of 78 yards. His odds moved from +2000 to +1200.

Seven of the last 10 winners have been running backs or wide receivers. 

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