- Las Vegas based Circa Sports has posted numbers for the NFL offensive and defensive player of the year awards.
- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is a +1100 choice to win the Offensive POY award.
- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons is a +460 favorite to win the Defensive POY award.
Las Vegas based Circa Sports is one of the best in the business and one of (if not THE) last legit bookmaker in the Silver State. They’re always posting markets that none of the other local sportsbooks have the stones to post. They’d be posting many more if it weren’t for the overly restrictive regulations on non-sports markets forced upon them by Nevada Gaming regulators.
Earlier today, they released their futures markets for the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
NFL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FROM CIRCA SPORTS
Ja'Marr Chase +1100 Justin Jefferson +1400 Nick Chubb +1700 Christian McCaffrey +1800 Patrick Mahomes +1900 Tyreek Hill +2100 Derrick Henry +2400 Lamar Jackson +3000 Joe Burrow +3000 Amon-Ra St. Brown +3100 Garrett Wilson +3400 Justin Fields +3500 Jalen Hurts +3700
Historically, this award has been dominated by quarterbacks and running backs. Before 2019, the only non-RB/QB to win the award was legit legend Jerry Rice who did it twice (1987, 1993). There’s been plenty of talk that the NFL game is changing and that might be the reason that wide receivers have won the award in the past two years and three of the last four. Justin Jefferson is the reigning OPOY winner. I’ll do a comprehensive preview of the awards closer to the start of the season but Mahomes +1900 is pretty tempting.
NFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FROM CIRCA SPORTS
Micah Parsons +460 Myles Garrett +800 TJ Watt +1200 Nick Bosa +1200 Maxx Crosby +1700 Sauce Gardner +1800 Quinnen Williams +2000 Aaron Donald +2200 Chris Jones +2500 Haason Reddick +2500
Aaron Donald is a three time winner, most recently in 2020. TJ Watt and Nick Bosa are the most recent winners. If I had to make a play on this now it would be hard to pass up Bosa +1200.