Melvin Gordon favorite to win rookie of the year

By Ernie Padaon

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be the favorite to win rookie of the year.

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be the favorite to win rookie of the year according to Bovada. Gordon has 13/2 odds over Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota who hold 7/1 odds. Here is the entire listing from Bovada:

Odds to Win the 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the YearMelvin Gordon 13/2Jameis Winston 7/1Marcus Mariota 7/1Amari Cooper 15/2Todd Gurley 8/1Kevin White 10/1TJ Yeldon 12/1Nelson Agholor 14/1Phillip Dorsett 14/1Maxx Williams 14/1DeVante Parker 16/1Dorial Green-Beckham 18/1Devin Funchess 22/1Devin Smith 22/1Breshad Perriman 22/1Chris Conley 25/1Jaelen Strong 25/1Duke Johnson 25/1Tyler Lockett 25/1Ameer Abdullah 25/1

Gordon will be working with a top-notch quarterback on his side that will take the pressure off of him and it will keep teams honest. Gordon will be take the starting job out of training camp and is expected to get a lot of playing time on offense. He is expected to touch the ball often.

That is what you want when you take a running back high in the draft. The team wanted to upgrade the running game this season and traded up to get Gordon. The expectations are high. We are excited to see the impact that he will be able to make on the offense.

The Chargers will  look at running the ball a lot in the coming season to control the clock. It will keep the defense off of the field and will keep defenders off of Philip Rivers.

There are some lofty expecations for Melvin Gordon entering into the league, but he has all the pieces around him to make an impact and produce on the field. We will all just be waiting to see what he does with his opportunity.

Do you think that Gordon is rookie of the year material? Will he become this year’s rookie of the year?

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