After a 235-yard rushing performance by Doug Martin and a 246-yard, five touchdown effort through the air by Jameis Winston, the Buccaneers’ running back and quarterback are, to no surprise, nominated for a few league awards this week.
Winston is up for both Pepsi Rookie of the Week and FedEx Air Player of the Week, while Martin is nominated for the FedEx Ground award.
For Winston, this would be his third ROTW after earning it for his Week 2 performance against New Orleans – throwing for 194 yards and a touchdown in his first career victory – and his Week 5 game against Jacksonville where he finished 13 of 19 for 186 and two TDs (one rushing). For the Buccaneers, this would be their fifth win in this category, as linebacker Kwon Alexander took home the award in Weeks 3 and 8.
Other players nominated for Pepsi ROTW this week include Seattle RB Thomas Rawls, Arizona WR J.J. Nelson, Seattle WR Tyler Lockett and Chicago S Adrian Amos.
Fans can vote for Rookie of the Week on NFL.com until Friday at 3:00 p.m. when the winner will be determined.
As for the FedEx Player of the Week, this is the first time Winston has been nominated and the second time this season for Doug Martin. The fourth-year running back was selected as the winner for his performance in Week 5 against the Falcons in which he rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Other nominees in the “Air” category include Carolina’s Cam Newton and Seattle’s Russell Wilson, while “Ground” candidates are Martin and Seattle’s Thomas Rawls. For this award, fans have until Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to submit their vote.