New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has reportedly won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award, per Art Stapleton of The Record.
Giants running back Saquon Barkley wins Pepsi Rookie of the Year award, source confirms. Official announcement to come. Up next: Offensive Rookie of the Year battle with Baker Mayfield on tap for Saturday night at NFL Honors. MORE: https://t.co/a2VA49MVWP via @northjersey @saquon pic.twitter.com/ufWKQO5v58
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) January 31, 2019
Barkley rushed 261 times for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns while snagging 91 receptions for another 721 yards and four scores.
The Giants RB was seemingly in a 1-on-1 race with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for ROY honors, but that race is now confirmed to be over. Both players will now compete for the Offense Rookie of the Year award at the NFL Honors ceremony which will take place on Saturday, Feb 2 at 9 p.m. on CBS.