NFL Defensive Player of the Year Lower Odds 2022
Some of the favourites to win the 2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year are T.J. Watt, Myles Garrett, Aaron Donald, Micah Parsons, and Nick Bosa. T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Defensive Player of the Year Award during the 2021 regular season. He has a chance to repeat this season, but there are players with lower odds that have a quality chance to win the award also.
There are many NFL predictions being made for the upcoming 2022 regular season. What are some of the lower odds for players to win the 2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award?
Joey Bosa, Chase Young, and Khalil Mack +2000
NFL expert picks say Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers, Chase Young of the Washington Commanders, and Khalil Mack of the Los Angeles Chargers all have the same odds to win the 2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. Joey Bosa is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. He had 36 solo tackles and 10.5 sacks last season.
Bosa gets double-teamed a lot in games and might get more holes opened up for him to make players defensively this season because the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense got better in the offseason. He has an art for getting after the quarterback and will need to be a little better at stopping the run.
Chase Young had a season-ending injury last season for the Washington Commanders during his second season in the NFL after being a headache during his rookie season. He will be much better in his third season now that the sophomore slump is out of the way. Young only had 15 solo tackles and 1.5 sacks last season.
As long as he can stay on the field and be healthy for this football team, it will be good for them in the long run. Chase Young knows how to get after the quarterback, bullrush offensive lineman, and stop the run with strength and agility, and quickness.
Khalil Mack played for the Chicago Bears last season and was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers this offseason to help bolster this defense. Mack received a lot of double and triple teams with the Chicago Bears last season and also missed some games due to injury. He had 15 solo tackles and recorded six sacks last season with Chicago.
Khalil Mack is one of the best EDGE rushers in the game of football. He has respectable odds for a reason with very good value. It could be a risk to bet on him to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award, but it could be a good value also, though.
Maxx Crosby +2500
One of the NFL picks is Crosby was the Las Vegas Raiders’ best pass rusher a season ago. If the Raiders want to go far and even be better this season, he needs to be better also.
He had 36 solo tackles and eight sacks last season. Maxx Crosby has the talent to record double-digit sacks and get even more. Chandler Jones will open up even more room for Crosby to be successful this season.
Crosby caught eyes from across the NFL early on last season, but he was kind of quiet in the second half of the season. Maxx Crosby needs to keep opposing offenses honest this season, though.
Danielle Hunter +3300
Danielle Hunter is a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings, and he is one of the most underrated pass rushers in the entire NFL. Hunter might be the best player on this defense, which is not very well other than safety Harrison Smith. Danielle Hunter had some injuries to deal with last season also.
He had 23 solo tackles and six sacks last season. Hunter is a name to watch to have a bounce-back year this season because he can be one of those defensive players that can wreck opposing quarterbacks, though.