Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater Claims 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Honors

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday. Bridgewater was recognized as the 2014 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR winner during Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX festivities in Arizona, as well as online at nfl.com.

2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Teddy Bridgewater Winner

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday. Bridgewater was recognized as the 2014 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR winner during Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX festivities in Arizona, as well as online at nfl.com.

Bridgewater, a University of Louisville product who was selected 32nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, finished the season with the third-highest completion percentage for a rookie in NFL history (64.4), behind Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (66.4 in 2004) and Washington’s Robert Griffin III (65.7 in 2012). He ended the season with 2,919 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. Bridgewater was nominated for 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors four times, winning the award two times.

Bridgewater was one of five finalists up to receive the honor. The other finalists were New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans, Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill and Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins.

The five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the 2014 NFL season. Pepsi was proud to support the unbelievable rookie performances throughout the 2014 NFL season. Each week, five nominees were chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL fans voted for the winner on NFL.com. Those results were used to help determine the finalists.

This is Pepsi’s 14th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 13th year that Pepsi has presented the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.

In conjunction with the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week promotion, Panini America produced virtual trading cards of each week’s five nominees and a virtual card for each week’s winner. Now that the season is over and a winner has been crowned, Panini America will produce actual trading cards of all weekly winners and the Rookie of the Year for insertion in a late-season 2014 NFL product. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for more information.

Below is a complete list of the 17 weekly winners. After that, we provide a gallery of all virtual cards that will be inserted into one of Panini America’s final releases of the 2014 product season.

2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Winners

Week 1: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
Week 2: Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills
Week 3: Kyle Fuller, CB, Chicago Bears
Week 4: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Week 5: Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers
Week 6: Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers
Week 7: Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills
Week 8: Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills
Week 9: Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Week 10: Chris Borland, LB, San Francisco 49ers
Week 11: Chris Borland, LB, San Francisco 49ers
Week 12: Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants
Week 13: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Week 14: Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Week 15: Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
Week 16: Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants
Week 17: Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants

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0 Replies to “Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater Claims 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Honors”

  1. #boo lol. Go Beckham! I think he should have won, but he will get the bigger award tonight.

    Thanks for another fun season of this!

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