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Saquon Barkley takes home Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award, edging out Baker Mayfield

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 14:13:41-05

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has edged out Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for the 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award, the NFL announced Thursday.

Barkley led the NFL with 2,028 scrimmage yards. Other finalists for the award were were Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield was edged out after he had threw 27 touchdowns and had 14 interceptions across 14 games played during his rookie campaign. He helped the Browns reach a 7-8-1 record to close out the year.

The NFL will hand out its official NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award on Saturday.

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