A.J. Brown a Nominee for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week


Quarterback Drew Lock (Broncos), wide receivers A.J. Brown (Titans), Diontae Johnson (Steelers) and Darius Slayton (Giants), and running back Devin Singletary (Bills) are the nominees for the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for Week 14, the NFL announced today.

Fans can vote for one of these five players on www.nfl.com/rookies through Friday at 3 PM ET to determine the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. The PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Yearhonors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January.

This is Pepsi's 18th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 17th year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.



Totaled five receptions for a career-high 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns (tied career high). His 153 receiving yards were the most by a Titans player since Corey Davis' 161 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 30, 2018.

·         Since 1970, Brown's 153 receiving yards were the third-most in a game by a franchise rookie. The only Titans/Oilers rookie with more since 1970 was Ernest Givins, who had a 156-yard receiving game (Nov. 16, 1986 at Pittsburgh) and a 155-yard receiving game (Oct. 5, 1986 at Detroit) as a rookie in 1986.

·         Recorded touchdown receptions of 91 yards and 16 yards in the second quarter.

·         His 91-yard touchdown reception was the fourth-longest touchdown catch in franchise history and the longest since 1965. The only longer touchdown passes in team annals were a 98-yard strike from Jacky Lee to Willard Dewveall against the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 25, 1962; a 95-yard touchdown pass from George Blanda to Dick Compton against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 5, 1965; and a 92-yarder from Lee to Bill Groman on Nov. 20, 1960.

·         Became the first rookie in the "Titans era" (1999–present) to have three 100-yard receiving games. The franchise's last rookie to accomplish the feat prior to Brown was Ernest Givins (four 100-yard games) in 1986.

·         Became the first rookie in the "Titans era" (1999–present) with at least five touchdown receptions—he has six. The franchise's last rookie to accomplish the feat was Chris Sanders (nine) in 1995. 

·         Totaled four receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. It was the highest receiving yardage total for the Titans in the first half of a game since Drew Bennett's 192 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 13, 2004.

·         Through the afternoon games of Dec. 8, leads all NFL rookies in 2019 with 779 receiving yards and is tied for the rookie lead with six touchdown receptions.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Oakland Raiders in Week 14 of the 2019 season at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. (Photos: Donald Page)

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