Jalen Carter is now -175 favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year award
The Philadelphia Eagles are now 5-0 and if you’re looking for one player who has been consistently making explosive plays, look no further than Jalen Carter.
The Birds hit a home run in the first round of the NFL Draft, that much is already clear. Jalen Carter slipped into Howie Roseman’s clutches and the Eagles GM didn’t hesitate. That move is already paying large dividends, with Carter now the heavy favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year after just 5 games.
Jalen Carter is the early favorite to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
While Jalen Carter’s stock continued to drop due to a tragic off-field incident he was involved in, Philadelphia had all the resources around them to get a true gauge on the young man’s character. Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean were both former teammates of Jalen’s and if there was ever a team to fully get a read on the type of man and player Carter is, it was the Eagles. As a result, Howie Roseman decided to take a shot on a man who many deemed as the top DT prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft and that decision is already paying huge dividends.
Carter has been a one-man wrecking crew during his short time in Philadelphia, bursting into the backfield on a regular basis and making splash plays seem normal. His most recent outing against the Rams was the kind of performance you’d hope to see from a veteran. He’s already playing like a top-tier defensive tackle, and that’s a scary realization for the rest of the NFL.
Jalen Carter started the season at +800 to win Defensive Rookie of the Year. He’s now ALREADY -175, which is a HUGE swing in just 5 weeks of action.
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