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 Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, the NFL announced Friday.
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.
PEPSI ROOKIE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots
Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RG3 was 26 for 35 throwing 323 yards as well as gaining 43 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He helped engineer a drive in the final minute to set the Redskins up for the game winning field goal, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-22.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
Tannehill broke the franchise single-game passing record for a rookie throwing for 431 yards which also ranked second in NFL history for single game passing yardage by a rookie. He threw one touchdown in the Dolphins' overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals 24-21.