Saquon Barkley Rookie of the Year

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley wins Pepsi Rookie of the Year award

January 31, 2019 - 10:41 am

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Giants running back Saquon Barkley woke up to good news on Thursday.

He's been named the Pepsi Rookie of the Year. The Rookie of the Year award is determined by a fan vote.

"Your name is underneath the trophy, but you didn’t do it by yourself. It’s with the help and the work of your teammates and coaches who put you in a position to succeed,” he said.

Barkley is also up against Baker Mayfield for the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year award, which is determined by the Associated Press.

Barkley has already cashed in on his rookie success with endorsement deals for Pepsi, Dunkin' Donuts, and Visa.