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Last Updated Apr 14, 2022, 23:42 PM

Cooper Kupp 2022 Offensive Player of the Year Favorite

Reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp is favored to win the award again in 2022. However, Kupp will have his work cut out for him as no player has won this honor in consecutive seasons since Marshall Faulk was named Offensive Player of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Additionally, Kupp was just the third receiver to win this award after Jerry Rice and Michael Thomas.

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OPENING 2022 NFL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR ODDS

  • COOPER KUPP +800
  • JONATHAN TAYLOR +850
  • DERRICK HENRY +1000
  • DEEBO SAMUEL +1000
  • DAVANTE ADAMS +1200
  • CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY +1600
  • JOSH ALLEN +1800
  • PATRICK MAHOMES +1800
  • NICK CHUBB +1800

Cooper Kupp led the league in all three receiving categories with 145 receptions for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. Kupp nearly became the first receiver to finish with 2,000 yards in a season, and that was just his first year with new quarterback Matthew Stafford. Still, it’s hard to imagine Kupp topping that production, and he will likely need to do that in order to win this award again.

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Jonathan Taylor led the NFL with 1,811 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Taylor has the potential to have an even bigger season in 2022 too as Indianapolis has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. The addition of veteran quarterback Matt Ryan will make more of a difference than Carson Wentz did last year, and Taylor has a decent chance of running for over 2,000 yards. That would make him an MVP candidate, and Taylor is currently 50-1 to be named NFL MVP.

There’s a strong Offensive Player of the Year and MVP case to be made for Derrick Henry too. Henry led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 2020, and he was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year two years ago. He was on his way to another big season with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns through eight games before suffering a season-ending Jones fracture in his right foot. Henry will have a heavy workload and can put up major numbers if he stays healthy.

A real longshot to watch at 60-1 is Cam Akers. The Los Angeles Rams have raved about what they have seen from Akers in practice, but he has had trouble staying healthy in his first two seasons. Akers will be the No. 1 back for the Rams, and they are going to focus more on running the ball this season to take pressure off Matthew Stafford.

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