His name is Rayne. He goes by Dak. Now you can call him ROY. After leading the Cowboys to the playoffs, Dak Prescott has been named the 2017 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
Dak threw for 3,667 yards for 23 Touchdowns and only throwing 4 interceptions. He finished the season with 104.9 passer rating and an 81.5 QB rating. Third on both lists behind Matt Ryan and guys like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady (Second in QBR). The poise and mental toughness that Precott showed caught everyone off guard. No one expected this fourth round pick to not only become the Starting QB for America’s team but become the leader and pro bowl caliber player that he became in his first year.
At Mississippi State, Dak played in a shotgun spread offense. Every team passed on him. The Bears and Browns passed on him three times in one round. Even the Cowboys selected Charles Tapper in the fourth before turning in Dak Prescott’s name with the Compensatory pick. 134 players had gone before him, and if you would redraft, maybe he goes to the LA Rams with the number one overall pick they aquired from the Titans.
Dak had 11 games with atleast one TD pass, 5 games throwing 3 Touchdowns. He holds the rookie record for both game and season completion percentage, games of over 100 passer rating, and most consecutive passes without an interception which is also an NFL record of 176. While he was not the best rookie on his team, the value of being at the quarterback position holds weight. The way he carried himself and represented the Cowboys have been astonishing. His poise and prepation for every moment captivated the entire football world. Fans no longer wonder about the QB position of the furture. The Cowboys found a gem.