Here’s a complete breakdown of the top candidates for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year race and who is most likely to finish well down the stretch.
It began as a one-horse race.
Kareem Hunt was as dominant as any rookie in recent NFL history through the first quarter of the season. Game by game, we were speaking of the Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back in historic terms. Twitter was abuzz with his stats, and NFL Network was filled with his hype. But just like the team that drafted him, he hit a productivity wall of sorts, whether his fault or not, and it wasn’t long before other horses started coming into view.
Coming into the final three-game stretch of this NFL season, it’s clear that the race for Offensive Rookie of the Year is going to be a very interesting one, with so many worthy talents showing up late in the season. As pass happy as the NFL has become, these last couple years have proven what having a dangerous running back can do to a team’s offense and overall fortunes.
Here’s a complete breakdown of the NFL’s OROY race and the chances they have to win the overall award. Can Kareem Hunt finish what he started? Has he already been passed by Alvin Kamara? Is there another rookie or two actually primed to pass both of them?
Let’s take a closer look