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2014 FYS Honors: Offensive Rookie of the Year

The 2014 NFL season had a lot of promising young offensive rookies showcased, but the FYS voters thought only one person was really deserving in this landslide result.

2nd Runner-Up

Mike Evans, Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4 votes)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense was anemic at best for the most of the 2014 season and even despite that fact, WR Mike Evans was able to shine.  His rookie campaign included over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 TDs, putting him within the top 20 of all WRs in both categories.  If Evans builds off of his rookie campaign he should have a long bright future as an NFL featured WR.

1st Runner-Up

Teddy Bridgewater, Quarterback, Minnesota Vikings (5 votes)

It appears the Christian Ponder experiment is over and a new starter has emerged for the Minnesota Vikings.  Statistically Bridgewater posted the best QB rating by a starter for the Vikings, since Brett Favre’s 2009 campaign.  Bridgewater has a lot of room to grow, but he definitely is leading all rookie QBs taken in the 2014 draft and gave a boast to the Vikings, even without star RB Adrian Peterson.

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Odell Beckham Jr, Wide Receiver, New York Giants (40 votes)

The catch.  It was amazing.  It will go down as one of the best ever, but not the only reason Odell Beckham Jr. tops the list of offensive rookies.  Even after missing the first 4 weeks due to injury, Beckham Jr. had slow start to his season, but eventually turned it on full throttle.  Averaging just over 150 yards per game in the month of December propelled him over all other rookies and earning him the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.  The NFL has taken notice and everyone will be watching to see if he can continue this success into next season.

Honorable Mention

Jeremy Hill, Runningback,  Cincinnati Bengals (3 vote); Zack Martin, Guard, Dallas Cowboys (3 votes)