Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday. Bridgewater was recognized as the 2014PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR winner during Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX festivities in Arizona, as well as online at nfl.com.
Bridgewater, a University of Louisville product who was selected 32nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, finished the season with the third-highest completion percentage for a rookie in NFL history (64.4), behind Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (66.4 in 2004) and Washington’s Robert Griffin III (65.7 in 2012). He ended the season with 2,919 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. Bridgewater was nominated for 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors four times, winning the award two times.
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