NFL ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 2019
PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Winner Selected by Fan
Vote on NFL.com/rookies
National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2019 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award.
PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
San Francisco 49ers
today, fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com/rookies through Monday,
January 20 at 3:00 PM ET to determine the 2019
PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.
2019 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award
will be recognized in Miami during Super Bowl LIV festivities and online at
five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances through the 2019
NFL season. Each week, five nominees were chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of
the Week and fans voted for the winner on NFL.com. Those results were used to
help determine the finalists.
closer look at the finalists:
- San Francisco 49ers DE
A 2020 Pro Bowl selection, Bosa set a rookie franchise
record with 16 tackles for loss, in addition to nine sacks in 2019. He began
the season with seven sacks in his first seven games, tied for the second-most
by a player in his first seven games since 1982, when the individual sack
became an official statistic. In Week 8, Bosa also joined Julius Peppers
(October 13, 2002) and Kevin Williams (December 28, 2003) as the only rookies to
record at least three sacks and an interception in a single game since 1982.
- Tennessee Titans WR
Brown led all rookies with 1,051 receiving yards and tied
for the most receiving touchdowns among rookies with eight. Brown became the
second wide receiver to reach 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie in franchise
history, joining Ernest Givins in 1986. This season, Brown joined Isaac Curtis
(five in 1973), Willie Gault (four in 1983) and Pro Football Hall of Famer
Randy Moss (five in 1998) as the only rookies with at least four touchdown
receptions of 50-or-more yards since 1970.
- Oakland Raiders RB Josh
Jacobs led all rookies with 1,150 rushing yards and seven
rushing touchdowns, while his 1,316 scrimmage yards led all AFC rookies in
2019. Jacobs surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen (697 in 1982)
for the most rushing yards by a rookie in team history. This season, Jacobs
also became the first rookie since Cincinnati’s Ickey Woods (1988) to have at
least two rushing touchdowns in three of his first eight career games.
- Arizona Cardinals QB
Murray led all rookie quarterbacks with 3,722 passing yards
and 544 rushing yards in 2019. His 2019 season set rookie franchise records in
passing yards, passing touchdowns (20) and passer rating (87.4). Murray joined
Carolina’s Cam Newton (2011) as the only rookie quarterbacks with at least
3,500 passing yards and 500 rushing yards in NFL history.
- Philadelphia Eagles RB
Sanders led all rookies with 1,327 scrimmage yards (818
rushing, 509 receiving) in 2019 and joined Saquon Barkley as the only rookies
with at least 800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards since 2000. He
surpassed LeSean McCoy (637 in 2009) for the most rushing yards by a rookie in
franchise history and surpassed DeSean Jackson (1,008 in 2008) for the most
scrimmage yards by an Eagles rookie in team history.
is Pepsi’s 18th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 17th
year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the
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