Jags QB Trevor Lawrence nominated for Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week

By James Johnson

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence hasn’t played in his second regular season game yet and already has the chance to win an award. The No. 1 overall pick received a nomination for the NFL’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week award after his performance against the Houston Texans Sunday.

Lawrence didn’t have a perfect day by any means but made a few throws that left fans in awe. He ultimately finished his regular season debut 28-of-51 for 332 yards and three touchdowns but also threw three picks. Despite the issues with turnovers, though, some believe Lawrence didn’t have as bad a day as the interceptions reflect, which appears to be the case with his nomination.

The Jags rookie is joined by Jacksonville native and Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, Bengals receiver  Ja’Marr Chase, Saints defensive back Paulson Adebo, DeVonta Smith, and 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell on the ballot.

For the fans wanting to cast a vote, they can head over to NFL.com/voting/rookies, or as mentioned below, Twitter users can tweet Lawrence’s name with the hashtag #PepsiROW.


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