NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1. Justin Herbert- QB (LAC)
Justin Herbert has to be the clear favorite right now for the Rookie of the Year award. While he hasn’t done much for the Chargers in terms of winning football games, he has put up tremendous stats. He has thrown for 3,015 yards (9th amongst all QBs), 23 TDs (T-7th), 7 INTs (T-13th), with a QBR of 68.9 (15th), all while missing the first game of the season. Burrow held a narrow margin over Herbert before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
2. Justin Jefferson- WR (MIN)
Justin Jefferson has became an incredible addition to the passing offense of the Minnesota Vikings. He has become the replacement for Stefan Diggs, who was traded to the Buffalo Bills. He’s racked up an incredible season with 918 receiving yards (8th), 6 touchdowns (T-15th), and averages 17.7 yards per catch (4th).
3. Chase Claypool- WR (PIT)
The receiver out of Canada seemed to be a perfect fit in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense, alongside fellow wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Claypool went off in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles where he reeled in 3 touchdowns. Those 3 touchdowns accumulated to 8 where he is tied for 6th in receiving touchdowns.
4. Tua Tagovailoa- QB (MIA)
Tua has yet to throw an interception in 5 outings, where he holds a 3-1 record as a starting quarterback. While the Dolphins were questioned when deciding to start Tua in the midst of a fantastic Ryan Fitzpatrick season. Tua managed wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals, also outshooting Justin Herbert in a win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
5. Antonio Gibson- RB (WAS)
Gibson only trails Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry in rushing touchdowns. He also is in the top 15 for rushing attempts (139), rushing yards (645), and average yards per carry (4.6). Gibson has been the breakout star that the Washington Football Team needs, potentially its key to punching their ticket to their first playoff appearance since 2015.