Following his career day against the Washington Redskins, Daniel Jones has once again been recognized as one of the top rookies of the week.
Jones earned his fourth nomination of the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award after his outstanding performance Sunday. The rookie quarterback completed 28 of 42 passes (66.7%) for 352 yards and five touchdowns, earning a passer rating of 132.1, while leading the Giants to an overtime victory. The attempts, yardage, touchdown passes and passer rating were all career-highs, while the completion total matched his career-best set at Detroit in Week 8.
The sixth overall pick was also nominated for the award in Week 3 (Buccaneers), Week 8 (Lions) and Week 10 (Jets). Following his outing Sunday, Jones became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 350+ passing yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions in a game. The 22-year-old also joined Fran Tarkenton and Deshaun Watson as the only players in NFL history with three games of four or more touchdowns passes during their rookie seasons.
Jones now holds the franchise record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 23, surpassing Charlie Conerly's mark of 22 touchdowns set in 1948, with one game left on the year. Jones had already broken Conerly's franchise marks for most yards, pass attempts and completions by a rookie quarterback earlier in the season.
The other nominees for the Week 16 Pepsi Rookie of the Week include Eagles RB Miles Sanders (156 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown), Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow (seven receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown), Broncos DE Dre'Mont Jones (four tackles and two sacks), and Titans LB Derick Roberson (two sacks).
The Pepsi Rookie of the Week award is decided by a fan vote each week. Be sure to show your support for Big Blue by voting for Jones for this week's honor.
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