2023-24 John Mackey Award (Best Tight End) Winner Odds

2023-24 John Mackey Award (Best Tight End) Winner Odds
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Few tight ends have excelled on the playing fields of college football quite like Georgia Bulldogs junior Brock Bowers over the last three years, with 2,485 receiving yards on 170 catches and 26 touchdowns in his esteemed career. While Bowers’ numbers have trended downward this fall due to injuries, he’s still averaging 73.4 yards per game, while hauling in 5.7 catches per contest for the 11-0 Bulldogs this season, who would be a juggernaut across Georgia sports betting.

Unsurprisingly, the defending Mackey Award winner is once again the clubhouse leader to bring home the award this year, as Georgia looks to cap off another perfect regular season in Atlanta against a 6-5 Georgia Tech team Saturday evening.  

Ahead of that Saturday night showdown against the Yellow Jackets, which oddsmakers from BetMGM Georgia list UGA as a 24-point favorite (with a -2500 moneyline), BetGeorgia.com broke down the odds on Bowers repeating as a Mackey Award winner in 2023.  

John Mackey Award (Best TE) Winner Odds

Tight EndPercentage ChanceOdds
Brock Bowers, Georgia 73.3% -275
Cade Stover, Ohio State 7.7% +1200
Ben Sinnott, Kansas State 7.7% +1200
Bryson Nesbit, North Carolina4.0% +2400
Dallin Holker, Colorado State 3.2% +3000
Jake Velling, Oregon State 3.2% +3000
Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas 1.3% +7500
Theo Johnson, Penn State 1.3% +7500

Bowers Still A Heavy Favorite

Right now, all signs point to the Mackey being Bowers to lose, with BetGeorgia.com giving the UGA junior -275 odds of winning the award this year — ranking well ahead of the next closest contenders. Those contenders include Cade Stover of Ohio State and Kansas State’s Ben Sinnott, who are listed at +1200, while UNC tight end Bryson Nesbit comes in at +2400 and Colorado State’s Dallin Holker and Jack Velling of Oregon State round out the top five, at +3000 apiece.  

Right now, Bowers’ focus is likely squarely upon the Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech, with another showdown against the Crimson Tide of Alabama looming in the wings a week from Saturday. 

Still, it seems safe to say the Georgia junior is as close to a surefire bet to bring home some more hardware by the time the season wraps up, with another Mackey Award likely in Bowers future.  



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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