NFL Offensive Rookies Of Week 15: Powered by Panini

Life in the NFL is hard, as rookies everywhere are finding out. While in your typical year rookies have the preseason to be phased into the realm of professional football, the rookie class of 2020 had to endure a baptism by fire. They were playing for keeps right out of the gate and are now major contributors for their respective teams.

Which rookie performers were able to make the most of their action in Week 15? We, along with our partners at Panini, are recognizing the best of the best each week. Here are the Offensive Rookies of the Week from each conference for Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.


QB Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert is enjoying a historically good rookie season for the Chargers. On Sunday, he continued his stellar play for a Chargers team that has not lived up to expectations this season. However, he has been the bright spot for this team, leaving fans optimistic about what the future holds for them at quarterback. On Sunday, they squeaked out a win against the Raiders. He was 22-of-32 for 322 yards and two touchdowns. To top it off, on Sunday, he tied Baker Mayfield's rookie touchdown record and is likely to break it this upcoming Sunday.


QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts' first two NFL starts have been outstanding. Two weeks ago, he upset the New Orleans Saints, one of the best defenses in the NFL. This past week, they barely lost to the Arizona Cardinals. But it’s the calmness he has brought to the Eagles offense in the midst of the regression of Carson Wentz that has been impressive. On Sunday, he was 24-for-44 with 338 passing yards. He threw three touchdowns and ran for another score, en route to rushing for 63 yards. He had almost 400 total yards! Hurts has injected life into a team that may be on the brink of moving on from their $100 million dollar franchise quarterback. He will have a huge test next week, as he returns to his home state of Texas for a playoff eliminator with the Dallas Cowboys.

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