Chicago Bears: Assessing 2019 NFL Rookie of the Year odds

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The Top 5

Mecole Hardman, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs: 10/1

The Chiefs indeed made a move that proved they were all but done with Tyreek Hill, drafting speedy wideout Mecole Hardman. If Patrick Mahomes makes a connection early with Hardman, and they use him like Hill, this could get exciting.

Marquise Brown, Wide Receiver, Baltimore Ravens: 10/1

I feel bad for Marquise Brown. He’s immensely talented, but landed on an offense where he might not even see 6-to-7 targets per game. The Ravens will be running the ball a lot, between Mark Ingram and Lamar Jackson.

Josh Jacobs, Running Back, Oakland Raiders: 9/1

Knowing Jon Gruden and how he loves his work horse running backs, all Josh Jacobs needs to do is stay healthy and hope that defense doesn’t give up 35 points per game. He’ll have a real shot at the honor, when it’s all said and done. Jacobs will be force-fed all season long.

Dwayne Haskins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins: 7/1

If the Redskins elect to go with Dwayne Haskins, it’s obvious he’ll have a huge chance at winning Rookie of the Year. I think a lot depends on the help he gets up front and whether or not his back field is healthy and productive. He’s not as mobile, so he’ll need more help around him than this next guy.

Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals: 5/2

Obviously, it’s Kyler Murray at no. 1. He’ll win the starting job in a hurry, and with all of the talent they’ve surrounded him with, it’s his award to lose. Hand the ball off to David Johnson a few times, and get the ball to the suddenly-exciting receiving core.