Odell Beckham Jr. has won the AP NFL offensive rookie of the year award, the NFL announced.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a while seemed to have the offensive rookie of the year on their team. Mike Evans was putting up ridiculous numbers every week and was on pace to smash a bunch of team records.
But then two things happened: Odell Beckham Jr. got healthy, and Mike Evans' production slowed down. A lot. He ended the season with 68 catches for 1,051 yards and twelve touchdowns in 15 games -- very good numbers for any rookie, especially one being thrown to by Mike Glennon and Josh McCown behind that offensive line.
But those numbers pale in comparison to those of Odell Beckham Jr., who managed a ridiculous 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 12 games. Mike Evans was very good and would have won the offensive rookie of the year award in most every year. Just not this one.
Of course, there's always that one person who disagrees.
I'm surprised Mike Evans got a vote for rookie of the year. Good player but Odell Beckham was pretty clearly better.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) February 1, 2015