On Saturday night, the NFL handed out its awards from the 2019 season – even though it isn’t over just yet.
New England Patriots corner Stephon Gilmore took home the award given to the league’s best defensive player. Not long after, Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill took home the Comeback Player of the Year award, irking Jimmy Garoppolo fans everywhere.
Those fans felt a little bit better when former Ohio State star Nick Bosa won the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Fans were not happy with the NFL’s decision on the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The award went to No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray. The former Oklahoma star finished the regular season with over 3,700 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also added 544 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
NFL offensive rookie of the year: Kyler Murray, Cardinals
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) February 1, 2020
Oklahoma fans certainly don’t mind the award, but Alabama and Oakland Raiders fans were NOT happy with the choice.
They thought rookie running back Josh Jacobs deserved the award instead. Jacobs – despite missing a few games down the stretch – finished the season with 1,150 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He also added 20 receptions for 166 yards.
Jacobs was the focal point of the Raiders offense and delivered a strong season for Jon Gruden and company.