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NFL Honors 2016: Todd Gurley named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year over Amari Cooper

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The awards are beginning to be revealed as the NFL Honors show is this evening. One such award is for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. That award goes to Rams running back Todd Gurley.

Gurley averaged 4.8 yards per carry and racked up 1106 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the season. He did that despite missing the first four games of the season. He received 27 out of 50 votes to take home the award.

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper was also deserving of the award, finishing third in the voting with 4 votes out of 50. He led all rookie receivers with 72 catches for 1070 yards and 6 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl as an alternate.

In the process, Cooper destroyed Raider rookie receiving records while having the most receiving yards by a Raider since Jerry Rice had 1211 yards receiving in 2002.

Even still, Gurley was phenomenal this season for the Rams and was very deserving of the award. Cooper had a fantastic season as well and was deserving of being considered.