Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD of the Detroit Lions is the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for games played on November 19 - 23, the NFL announced today.
Stafford threw five touchdowns with two interceptions, completing 26 of 43 passes for 422 yards in the Lions’ 38 – 37 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Stafford was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies. The other finalists were cornerback MALCOLM JENKINS of the New Orleans Saints, wide receiver MOHAMED MASSAQUOI of the Cleveland Browns, running back BERNARD SCOTT of the Cincinnati Bengals and running back BEANIE WELLS of the Arizona Cardinals
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida.
This is Pepsi’s eighth year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the fifth year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.
2009 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Wk 1 Jets QB Mark Sanchez (USC)
Wk 2 Jets QB Mark Sanchez (USC)
Wk 3 Jets QB Mark Sanchez (USC)
Wk 4 Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (Georgia)
Wk 5 Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (Georgia)
Wk 6 Packers LB Clay Matthews (USC)
Wk 7 Vikings WR Percy Harvin (Florida)
Wk 8 Vikings WR Percy Harvin (Florida)
Wk 9 Steelers WR Mike Wallace (Mississippi)
Wk 10 Packers LB Clay Matthews (USC)
Wk 11 Lions QB