Carson Wentz is a Finalist for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year
Carson Wentz, despite not making the playoffs, had a very successful rookie season. He's a finalist for the Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award.
The NFL on Friday announced the five finalists for Pepsi Rookie of the Year. The other nominees are Cowboys runningback Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Falcons linebacker Deion Jones and Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa.
There's definitely some great competition up for the award. Wentz's 2016 credentials include 3,782 passing yards (the most among rookies), 16 passing touchdowns (second most among rookies), and 379 completions, an NFL record for completions by a rookie.
Prescott led rookie quarterbacks with 23 passing touchdowns. Prescott also had 13 wins on the season, tying an NFL record for most wins by a rookie quarterback.
Wentz took home Rookie of the Week honors in weeks one, three, and five.
The Pepsi Rookie of the Year winner is chosen by the fans so you can make your voice heard here. The Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award has been given out and chosen by fans since 2002.
The Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award is separate from Rookie of the Year Awards that are awarded by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly / Pro Football Writers of America, and Sporting News.