Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on Dec. 22-23, the NFL announced Friday.
Griffin III completed 16 of 24 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Griffin III was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies. The other finalists were linebacker Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, safety Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the second annual "NFL Honors" awards show in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 2, the night before Super Bowl XLVII.
This is Pepsi's 11th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the eleventh year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.
PEPSI ROOKIE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck completed 17 of 35 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' 20-13 defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs. In the game, Luck broke the record for most passing yards in a single season by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.
Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson completed 15 of 21 passes for 171 yards and four touchdowns in his team's 42-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers.