2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Odds: Can Kupp Win 2 Years in a Row?

Devon Platana

The 2022 NFL season being just less than four months away hasn’t stopped fans from looking ahead to potential award winners. We’ve already checked out the Defensive Player of the Year odds, so it only makes sense to shift attention to the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year race.

Los Angeles Rams superstar receiver Cooper Kupp took home OPOY honors in 2021 after a historic season. The 28-year-old led the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and receiving touchdowns (16), becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Steve Smith Sr. in 2005.

It’s going to take a lot for anybody — even Kupp himself — to come close to those stats in 2022. Nevertheless, there are several extremely talented players who’ll make a compelling case to take him the hardware.

Here’s a look at the latest 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year odds, courtesy of PointsBet.

2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award Odds

2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Favorites

  • Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (+800)
  • Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts (+800)
  • Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (+1000)
  • Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders (+1200)
  • Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (+1400)
  • Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (+1600)
  • Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (+1600)
  • Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (+2000)
  • Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (+2000)
  • Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (+2000)
  • Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (+2200)
  • Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (+2200)
  • Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (+2200)
  • Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (+2500)
  • Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (+2800)
  • Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (+2800)
  • Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (+3000)

Potential 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Candidates

  • Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins (+4000)
  • Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (+4000)
  • Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (+4000)
  • Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (+4000)
  • Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (+4000)
  • George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (+4000)
  • Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (+5000)
  • CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys (+5000)
  • Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers (+5000)

Odds are via PointsBet.

2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Early Best Bet: Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (+800)

There have only been two instances in NFL history when someone has been named Offensive Player of the Year multiple seasons in a row. Earl Campbell when three straight from 1978 to 1980, as did Marshall Faulk from 1999 to 2001.

Fast forward to this year and there’s a good chance of Cooper Kupp being named Offensive Player of the Year once again.

For starters, the Rams are fresh off of their Super Bowl LVI victory and are poised to be a championship contender once again in the 2022 NFL season. They currently have the fourth-best odds (+1200) on FanDuel Sportsbook to win Super Bowl LVII next February.

In order to live up to that hype, the Rams’ offense needs to be where it was at last season (27.0 PPG, No. 6), which means Kupp will be counted on to be a top contributor once again.

Can Cooper Kupp win back-to-back NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards in 2022?

Kupp is in the prime of his career and just had one of the top receiving seasons in NFL history. While his aforementioned stats are impressive, so is the fact that he recorded at least 100 yards in 13 of the 21 games (regular season + playoffs) in 2021. He actually averaged 114.5 receiving yards per game in the regular season.

Matthew Stafford has one of the best arms in the league and will look to Kupp often, especially now that Robert Woods has left the WR room. Allen Robinson has since taken his spot, but the majority of targets should be heading Kupp’s way.

At the end of the day, elite players on elite teams produce. That’s exactly what Kupp is. Even when opponents know he’s coming, he still puts up big numbers, which is why he’s a great pick to be named the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Best Value Pick: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (+2800)

Although Kupp is a favorite to be named the 2022 NFL OPOY, some bettors might be looking to get a bit more value out of their pick. That’s why Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is an option worth looking into.

Forget about TEs, Kelce has been one of the pass-catchers in the league throughout his career. Since becoming a starter in 2014, he ranks third among all players in receptions (704), fourth in receiving yards (9,006) and fifth in receiving TDs (57).

Now, Kelce could be due for an uptick in targets after the Chiefs traded WR Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins this offseason.

They’ve gone out and added veterans in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and even rookies Skyy Moore and Justyn Ross, but it remains to be seen if any of them has a connection with Patrick Mahomes like Kelce does.

The Chiefs consistently have one of the best offenses in the league, helped by Mahomes averaging over 4,600 passing yards and about 38 TDs per season since 2018. For comparison, an average of just over 1,200 of the yards and 11 TDs went to Hill over that stretch.

Someone must take up that load and it could be Kelce due to his chemistry with Mahomes. The superstar TE can certainly handle it too, proven by him having six straight 1,000-plus-yard campaigns.

If the Chiefs are going to win the AFC West and challenge for Super Bowl LVII, Kelce is going to have to be elite all season long. He’s talented enough to do it and if he’s successful, he should be among the finalists to be named 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

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Devon Platana
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