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Joe Burrow overtaken for best odds to win offensive rookie of the year

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Five weeks into the NFL season and the Offensive Rookie of the Year race is heating up. A new set of odds have been released, and as it turns out, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has overtaken Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow for the top spot.

Burrow has long been the favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, but Herbert’s recent showing has him surpassing the former LSU standout (per Kevin Wade of 247 Sports):

Sportsbook William Hill has updated its NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds following week five of the NFL season with the former Oregon quarterback sitting with the best odds to win the award. Herbert leads preseason favorite Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow in the odds with Herbert at +125 and Burrow at +180 odds. The two quarterbacks lead the other contenders by a wide margin.

Joe Burrow did not exactly have an outstanding performance for the Bengals in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. The 23-year-old went 19-of-30 on his passing for 183 yards. He did not score a touchdown, while also logging an interception. Burrow was pummeled by the Ravens in the game, with the young QB suffering no less than seven sacks throughout the contest.

On the other hand, Herbert was tremendous for the Chargers against the New Orleans Saints in their NFL showdown on Monday. The Oregon product went for four touchdowns behind 20-of-34 passes and 264 yards. He was easily the best player throughout the game, and it’s a shame that Los Angeles allowed the Saints to comeback from 20-3 down to escape with an overtime victory.

Nevertheless, Herbert’s awesome play was enough to place him at the forefront of the Offensive ROY race.