With the NFL playoffs starting this weekend, it's time for the Associated Press to cast their votes for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2016. A nationwide panel of 50 AP members will decide which NFL player most helped his team on offense during his first season. This could include any offensive plays like rushed yards, completed passes, and scored touchdowns. And while there are plenty of AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year predictions written by sports journalists out there, this list is all about what you think.
Last year, running back Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams won the Offensive ROTY award after rushing 1,106 yards in his rookie season. However, 2016-2017 rookie Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys passed the 1,000 yards rushed mark in just his ninth game. The running back ended his rookie season with 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns, making him the frontrunner for 2016's Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Other NFL rookies most likely to be Offensive Rookie of the Year include Elliott's Dallas teammate, quarterback Dak Prescott. After Tony Romo got injured in the preseason, rookie Prescott became the starting back for the 2016-2017 season and led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record, which ties for the best record in team history. Completing 260 passes and winning Offensive Rookie of the Month in November, Prescott is also a strong contender to be the 2016 NFL Offensive ROTY.
Who do you think will be the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year? Will the ROTY winner be between Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott and Dax Prescott? Don't forget about quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles, who set an NFL record by throwing 379 pass completions, the most by any rookie.
Vote for the NFL player you think will win the AP 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year Award!