EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a chance at a repeat and a shot at another award that will be decided through fan votes this week.
Bridgewater, who was chosen as the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance against Carolina, has been nominated again this week for his outstanding day against the New York Jets that led Minnesota to a 30-24 overtime victory.
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Bridgewater completed 19 of 27 passes for 309 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 117.7. He opened the game on fire, not throwing an incomplete pass for the first 24-plus minutes of the game and ended with a blast: an 87-yard touchdown to Jarius Wright after checking into the wide receiver screen at the line of scrimmage because of correctly spotting the Jets plan to do an "all-out blitz."
Bridgewater recorded his fifth victory in nine starts and his team record-tying fourth that has involved a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime.
The other nominees for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 14 are Oakland QB Derek Carr, New York Giants RB Andre Williams, Carolina CB Bene Benwikere and Pittsburgh WR Martavis Bryant. Fans can vote for Bridgewater for the award at www.nfl.com/rookies. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors, and the winner will be selected via fan votes that occur in January. The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the "4th Annual NFL Honors" awards show in Arizona on NBC the night before Super Bowl XLIX.
Bridgewater's execution on the final possession also earned him a nomination for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of Week 14. The 87-yard TD pass was the third longest in Vikings history, and the second longest in overtime in NFL history.
Bridgewater is up against Colts QB Andrew Luck and Cardinals QB Drew Stanton. Click here to vote for the incredible moment by Bridgewater from Week 14.
The winner will be announced Friday during Around the League on NFL Network and on NFL.com.