NFL OPOY Odds: Jefferson reclaims first place

The battle for NFL Offensive Player Of The Year (OPOY) is a terrific betting line in 2022, and we have all the latest odds along with some terrific predictions and signup bonus offers. As well as a(nother) new favorite after Week 14!

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Latest OPOY Odds in 2022

Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill and his Minnesota Vikings counterpart Justin Jefferson continue to swap the position of favorite to become OPOY in 2022. This time it is Jefferson back on top.

Jefferson reclaimed top spot on the Futures line by setting a Vikings single-game regular-season record for receiving yards with 223 in Sunday’s loss to the Lions in Detroit. That seems pretty harsh on Tyreek, who scored long TDs on the ground and through the air in a 23-17 loss to the Chargers on Sunday Night Football. He did end that game injured though and any missed time would really hurt his OPOY bid.

Tyreek is not even second favorite now – that accolade goes to Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts (+275). He was sensational again as his team clinched a playoff berth with a 48-22 rout of the New York Giants.

Here are the latest OPOY odds:

Justin JeffersonWRMinnesota Vikings+205
Jalen HurtsQBPhialdelphia Eagles+275
Tyreek HillWRMiami Dolphins+300
Patrick MahomesQBKansas City Chiefs+1100
Travis KelceTEKansas City Chiefs+2800
Stefon DiggsWRBuffalo Bills+3000
Josh JacobsRBLas Vegas Raiders+3000

NB: Odds correct on December 12, 2022

Who won OPOY?

Two players hold the record for the most OPOY titles – RBs Earl Campbell and Marshall Faulk. Both men have three awards – and each of them won their three in consecutive years. Two-time winners include Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice and Terrell Davis.

The last 10 winners of the award are as follows:

  • 2021: Cooper Kupp (WR, Los Angeles Rams)
  • 2020: Derrick Henry (RB, Tennessee Titans)
  • 2019: Michael Thomas (WR, New Orleans Saints)
  • 2018: Patrick Mahomes (QB, Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 2017: Todd Gurley (RB, Los Angeles Rams)
  • 2016: Matt Ryan (QB, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 2015: Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers)
  • 2014: DeMarco Murray (RB, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 2013: Peyton Manning (QB, Denver Broncos)
  • 2012: Adrian Peterson (RB, Minnesota Vikings)

Why are QBs big odds to win OPOY?

Because the stats tell you their chances are much lower than for NFL MVP. A quarterback has won OPOY 20 times but RB has taken the honors on 26 occasions. In short this award is much fairer to positions outside of QB while MVP has become totally fixated on the most important position in the game. QBs have won MVP in 17 of the last 20 seasons while it’s only 9 of the last 20 for OPOY. Less than 50% success rate.

How does OPOY work?

The crucial bit here is that postseason play is NOT included. This is all about regular-season achievements.

Who votes for OPOY?

A panel of 50 sportswriters who all post their votes after the regular season finishes. The award is fronted by AP (Associated Press) so it is the de facto most recognized award of its type. Kupp gained 32 of the votes in 2021 – winning by a landslide.

When is OPOY announced?

It is announced the Thursday of Super Bowl week each year in the NFL’s annual glitzy awards ceremony. This will take place in February 2023 in Glendale, Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

Who is winning OPOY?

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is once again favorite at +205, taking over from Miami’s Tyreek Hill after Week 14.

Can you be MVP and OPOY in the same year?

Yes absolutely you can. So far it’s happened 28 of 49 years. But a word of warning – it happens much less nowadays. The last time was Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes in 2018. If you are betting this to happen in 2022, then your best bet is to pick a QB…