Offensive Rookie of the Year
St. Louis Rams Running back Todd Gurley
This award recipient is a no brainer and it has to go to St. Louis running back Todd Gurley.
To go along with his eye bursting stats, he’s also an amazing story. Gurley was the starting running back for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2014, and was the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy, until one play ended it all. Gurley tore his ACL forcing him to sit out the rest of the 2014 season.
He declared for the NFL draft even though scouts were shaky about whether or not he would return to true form, but the Rams decided to take the risk and select Gurley with the 10th overall pick. Over the offseason, Gurley trained hard to recover from his serious knee injury, and ever since his return in Week 4, he has produced record breaking stats.
Through the midway point of the season, Gurley is averaging 115 yards per game (most in the NFL), and ranks fifth in the league in total rushing yards with 575 on only 94 attempts. He is tied for second in the league in most runs for 20 plus yards and he is the record holder for most combined rushing yards in a player’s first four career starts.
“Hey scouts, do you think he will return to true form now?” We think so.