Johnny Manziel may be starting the 2014-15 NFL season on the bench, but that won’t stop the Cleveland Browns rookie from being favored to be one of the most impressive first-year players in the league this year.
The folks at betting site Bovada.lv have rolled out their odds for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year Award, and Manziel is listed as the favorite despite starting the year on the bench.
According to gambling site Bovada.lv, #Browns QB Johnny Manziel favorite to win Offensive Rookie of Year, despite starting year on bench.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) August 21, 2014
At least someone is still buying in to the Johnny Football hype.
There is a belief that Manziel could become the Browns’ starter following the team’s bye week if Brian Hoyer continues to struggle like he has in the preseason.
Manziel’s odds to win the award are 11-to-2.
Behind Manziel are wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Sammy Watkins, who are tied with 6-to-1 odds to take home the award.
You can check out the entire list of Rookie of the Year betting odds right here.