2022 Chiefs betting odds: Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year – Chiefs Wire

The Kansas City Chiefs have a long history of success with Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, but not so much when it comes to Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Since the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award was established in 1967, the Chiefs have tied for the most winners (4) among NFL teams with the San Francisco 49ers. Their most recent win was CB Marcus Peters back in 2015 when he led the league in interceptions (8), interceptions returned for TDs (2) and passes defended (26). They’ve also had other franchise greats like Derrick Thomas, Bill Maas and Dale Carter who have earned the award.
On the flip side, the Chiefs have never had a player win the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Kareem Hunt had a case in 2017 when he lead the NFL in rushing yards. Unfortunately, Saints RB Alvin Kamara was voted Offensive Rookie of the Year instead.
With Chiefs’ rookies reporting to training camp on Friday, we figured we take a look at the Rookie of the Year award odds. The latest crop of rookies in Kansas City have as good of a shot as any have in recent years. Could this be the year that the team gets their Offensive Rookie of the Year win? Below we take a look at the odds from Tipico Sportsbook, plus provide outlooks for each player:
AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann
Odds: +1000
Rank: Tied for 5th best odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $1,100.00
Outlook: Moore has the best odds of any Chiefs rookie, but is this just wishful thinking? Andy Reid’s system has proven notoriously tough for rookies to pick up and learn. The best rookie season by a WR under Reid came from Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in 2008, where he had over 1,000 scrimmage yards and a combined three touchdowns.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Odds: +6000
Rank: Tied for 13th best odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $6,100.00
Outlook: As an undrafted free agent, there isn’t even a guarantee that Ross makes the 53-man roster. There was some early hype in rookie minicamp and OTAs, but he also sat out of mandatory minicamp for undisclosed reasons. Proceed with caution here.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Odds: +10000
Rank: Tied for worst odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $10,100.00
Outlook: It’s a little surprising that Ealy made the list of odds, but seventh-round draft pick Isiah Pacheco didn’t. Ealy is a long shot to make the roster and an even longer shot to become Offensive Rookie of the Year. I’d avoid this one.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Odds: +2000
Rank: Tied for 8th best odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $2,100.00
Outlook: The opportunity for Karlaftis should be there as many expect him to start opposite Frank Clark on the defensive line. Really, it’s just a matter of how productive he can be compared to other players at his position. Each of the last three Defensive Rookie of the Year winners were edge rushers.
AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann
Odds: +2000
Rank: Tied for 8th best odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $2,100.00
Outlook: You have to go back to 2017 to find the last time a cornerback won Defensive Rookie of the Year. That took Saints CB Marshon Lattimore producing five interceptions and 18 passes defended. McDuffie won’t be able skate with elite coverage and quarterbacks not throwing his way, he’s going to need elite ball production in order to be considered here.
AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann
Odds: +4000
Rank: Tied for 10th best odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $4,100.00
Outlook: Chenal should be an interesting case study. Last season, Micah Parsons won Defensive Rookie of the Year after being used as a hybrid linebacker and edge rusher. If the Chiefs use Chenal the same way, could he be named DROTY? It also wasn’t long ago that Darius Leonard won the award as a true linebacker.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Odds: +10000
Rank: Tied for worst odds
Details: $100.00 bet nets $10,100.00
Outlook: Cook is flying a bit under the radar right now. He finished the team’s mandatory minicamp strong with a multi-interception practice. That said, you have to go back to 1990 to find the last time a safety won the Defensive Player of the Year award (Bears S Mark Carrier).
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