The National Football League continues to be the most popular sport in the United States, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. 2023 has provided some terrific NFL games, and that should be the case throughout the rest of the season as well.
Even though most people are tuning in to check out the top NFL games each weekend, it’s the players that are driving the entertainment. This is a league with some big time stars, and those stars aren’t just at the quarterback position.
The NFL MVP Award is usually awarded to the top quarterback in the league each year, but that’s not the case with the Offensive Player of the Year Award. This award is given to the biggest star in the league that isn’t a quarterback, and there are a couple of great options this season.
Two Clear Favorites
Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins is currently the betting favorite to win the Offensive Player of the Year Award as he has odds set at +125. Hill is on pace to have over 2,000 receiving yards this season as he is trying to set a new NFL record.
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is also in the mix to win this award as he has odds set at +150. San Francisco is a team with so many weapons though, and sometimes it’s hard to notice just how good McCaffrey has been.
If these two remain the betting favorites throughout the season then it will be interesting to see how the voters go. These two players are playing different positions on the offense, and that does make it harder to compare.
There are still six weeks remaining in the NFL season, and that will give other players a chance to make a run and win this award. The betting odds at BetOnline currently list just three other players, and really only two of them feel like a serious contender to win this award.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown currently has odds set at +500 to win the Offensive Player of the Year Award. Brown could also get to 2,000 receiving yards this season as the Eagles are throwing the football a ton this season.
You will usually see several running backs on the list to win the Offensive Player of the Year Award, but that’s not the case this season. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is the next player on the list as he has odds set at +900 (at BetDSI) to win the Offensive Player of the Year Award.
Lamb and the Dallas Cowboys are having a terrific season in the Eastern Conference, and they will be a tough out this season. Travis Kelce currently has odds set at +5000 to win the Offensive Player of the Year, but it would take a massive run for him to actually get into the mix.
Here is the Pick
Even though there is still plenty of season left, you are going to want to focus on the betting favorites when making a pick on this award. A.J. Brown and CeeDee Lamb are not going to go away this season, but they also have some work that needs to be done.
Tyreek Hill is likely going to shatter some NFL records this season as he just continues to put up video game like numbers this season. Miami won’t stop throwing the ball deep to Hill this season, and he will have a ton of chances to rack up the stats.
Bet on Tyreek Hill at +125 to win the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award.