Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers Justin Herbert
The battle of the Justins is underway with fans of the LA Chargers and fans of the Minnesota Vikings debating night and day which Justin deserves the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Justin Herbert won the first battle over Justin Jefferson as he was named the 2020 Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year. This is not the award that is officially recognized, however, as the award is decided by a fan-vote.
The official honor, as recognized by the league, is the Associated Press honors. That award is officially given out in the NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl.
That is why the debates persist despite Herbert picking up some hardware. While both rookies both had phenomenal seasons, we have already gotten some foreshadowing in who will receive the AP honors.
Justin Herbert deserves to be the Offensive Rookie of the Year over Justin Jefferson
Either player would have been a runaway winner in any of the recent seasons but instead, one of the players is going to miss out on the award. Jefferson is going to be the player that misses out.
Herbert simply did more to deserve the award and the fan voting was reflective of that. Here is why Justin Herbert deserves to be the honor more than Justin Jefferson.