2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Odds

Throughout the off-season we have posted odds for a number of award races including Most Valuable Player, Offensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year. We even tweeted out the odds for the Comeback Player of the Year:


However, earlier this week Sportsbook.com posted odds for a previously unreleased prop bet — Defensive Player of the Year. Last season Panthers second year linebacker Luke Kuechly won the award after posting 156 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 interceptions. This season Kuechly (+650) is the favorite to repeat and join Lawrence Taylor, Joe Greene, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith, Reggie White and Ray Lewis as the only multiple winners.

Since 1971 there have been 16 linebackers, 16 defensive linemen and 10 defensive backs to win the award. It’s also interesting to note that just six players won the award in years where there team did not make the playoffs, and that includes two strike shortened seasons. That means bettors considering the likes of Robert Quinn, Lavonte David and Joe Haden should think twice before playing a bet.

The table below compares the 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year odds at BetOnline, Ladbrokes and Sportsbook.com. We will continue to update this table as we receive new information, but as always we encourage bettors to always shop for the best line before playing any wagers.

Player
BetOnline (8/21)
Ladbrokes (8/9)
Sportsbook.com (8/9)
Luke Kuechly +475 +650 +650
JJ Watt +550 +800 +800
Richard Sherman +850 +1200 +1200
Von Miller +1000 +1400 +1500
Greg Hardy +1200 +1200 +2000
Robert Quinn +1500 +1600 +2000
Lavonte David +1500 +1600 +2000
Joe Haden +1500 +2000 +2000
Darrelle Revis +1500 +2000 +2000
Patrick Peterson +2000 +2000 +2500
Clay Matthews +2000 +2500 +2500
Brian Cushing +2500 +2500 +3000
Earl Thomas +3000 +3300 +3500
Tamba Hali +3500 +3300 +4000
James Laurinaitis +3500 +3300 +4000
Alec Ogeltree +4000 +3300 +4500
Mario Williams +4500 +4000 +5000
Patrick Willis +4500 +5000 +5000
Navorro Bowman +4500 +5000 +5000
Dwight Freeney +4500 +5000 +5000
Michael Johnson N/A +5000 +6500
DeMarcus Ware N/A +5000 +5000
Michael Sam N/A +50000 N/A
Kam Chancellor N/A +5000 +5000
Lance Briggs N/A +4000 +5000
Derrick Johnson N/A +5000 +6500
Jason Pierre-Paul N/A +6600 +6500
Julius Peppers N/A +6600 +6500
Charles Tillman N/A +6600 +6500
Cameron Wake N/A +6600 +6500
Elvis Dumervil N/A +6600 +7500
Jarius Byrd N/A +8000 N/A
Brian Orakpo N/A +5000 +6500
Lawrence Timmons N/A +8000 N/A
Paul Posluszny N/A +8000 N/A
Muhammad Wilkerson N/A +8000 +5000
Terrell Suggs N/A +8000 +8000
Chandler Jones N/A +8000 N/A
Manti Teo N/A +8000 +10000
Chris Long N/A +8000 N/A
Eric Berry N/A +8000 +7500
Aqib Talib N/A +8000 +7500
CJ Mosley N/A +8000 N/A
Robert Mathis N/A +10000 +10000
Jerod Mayo N/A +10000 +15000
Geno Atkins N/A +10000 +10000
Justin Smith N/A +10000 N/A
Gerald McCoy N/A +10000 N/A
Khalil Mack N/A +10000 N/A
Trent Cole N/A +15000 N/A
DeMeco Ryans N/A +15000 N/A
Shaun Phillips N/A +15000 N/A
Thomas Davis N/A +15000 N/A
Ndamukong Suh N/A +15000 +15000
Eric Weddle N/A +15000 N/A
Justin Tuck N/A +15000 +15000
Jadeveon Clowney N/A +15000 +15000
Kenny Vaccaro N/A +15000 N/A
Harrison Smith N/A +20000 N/A
Anthony Barr N/A +20000 N/A
Vince Wilford N/A +20000 N/A
Jared Allen N/A +20000 +20000
Cortland Finnegan N/A +20000 N/A
Ryan Shazier N/A +20000 N/A
Troy Polamalu N/A +8000 +8000

Which players do you think are offering value? Is there anybody not listed who you think should be? Please leave your thoughts and comments in the section below.

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