Running back Josh Jacobs and defensive lineman Nick Bosa have been named Rookies of the Month for October.
Rookies of the Month
Offense: RB Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders
Jacobs kicked October off when he broke Marcus Allen‘s franchise record. He now has the most rushing yards by a Raiders rookie running back after five games.
Let’s not forget he also chipped in 123 yards in the Raiders’ win over the Bears in London. From that game onwards, Jacobs posted 313 rushing yards and two TDs to go with eight receptions for 45 yards. He is also first in scrimmage yards (358) among rookies.
He is one of eight RBs (and the only rookie I must point out) to post 100-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games this season, both of which came this month in weeks 5 and 7.
Defense: DL Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers
As each week passes by, Nick Bosa continues to excel for the team. In October alone, Bosa totalled an impressive 16 combined tackles, six sacks, nine tackles for a loss (most in NFL) and an interception.
His interception against the Panthers in Week 8 yielded an impressive 46-yard return, which currently stands as the longest return by a defensive lineman this season and the longest by a DL since Bruce Irvin returned one 49 yards in 2014. He even had three sacks in that game.
So congrats Josh Jacobs and Nick Bosa on being named Rookies of the Month for October 2019.