Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott was nominated for two awards this week: “Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week” and “Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 3.”
Thanks in part to fan voting, Elliott won both awards. The players he beat out include: Kareem Hunt, Dalvin Cook, Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey, DeMarco Murray, Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks, and Jordan Howard. Well done, Eagles fans.
Elliott is undoubtedly deserving of the honors. His 61-yard walk-off field goal to beat the New York Giants was as clutch as it gets. It was also the longest make of any rookie kicker in NFL history.
Elliott is now the first kicker to win NFL Rookie of the Week since, funny enough, Caleb Strugis in 2013. Sturgis was with the Miami Dolphins at the time.
In addition to winning these awards, Elliott was also named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 3.
Thanks to a clip of Carson Wentz being mic’d up, Elliott also earned a donation from the Eagles starting quarterback to a charity of the kicker’s choice.
All told, not a bad week to be Jake Elliott.
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