Mayfield comes up short for Offensive Rookie of the Year

New York’s Barkley takes the award

Mayfield comes up short for Offensive Rookie of the Year
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Source: Nick Wass)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Baker Mayfield had a historic rookie season, but so did Saquon Barkley.

The pair went 1-2 in the NFL Draft and they did in this balloting as well, just in opposite order. Barkley, the second pick, rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns behind a bad New York Giants offensive line, got 26.5 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. Barkley also caught more than 90 passes for over 700 yards, finishing the year with a 2,000 yard season.

Mayfield earned 21.5 votes. The Browns quarterback set a rookie record with 27 touchdown passes on the season. In most years he would have captured the award.

In addition to the award, Barkley also will be getting a new chain, courtesy of Mayfield. The two made a wager over the outcome of the voting.

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