The NFL season is in full swing, and Week 7 has unveiled the exceptional talent and potential of the league's rookie players. These young athletes have been making their mark on the field, demonstrating their skills and hinting at their promising futures in the NFL. We followed them in college and covered their potential. In the draft, now it's time to reap what they sowed.
As always, we will closely examine the standout rookies from the week, highlighting their impressive performances and awarding the coveted Rookie of the Week accolade. From quarterbacks to running backs, wide receivers to defenders, these rookies have left an indelible mark on their respective teams and the league.
With CJ Stroud and Bryce Young on a bye and Anthony Richardson out for the season, it would be an empty week for rookie QBs. Then, out of nowhere, the Bears stepped up and said let me hold that Rookie of the Week Award. Tyson Bagent of the Chicago Bears is the rookie quarterback who deserves recognition for Week 7. While he may not have received as much attention as some of his counterparts, Bagent's debut performance showcased his potential as an emerging talent. He displayed composure and skill in a game against a formidable opponent, contributing to the team's offensive efforts and a huge win.
Secret Agent Bagent's stat line for the game was impressive, completing 21 out of 29 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown. That's a 72 percent completion rate for an undrafted rookie. His accuracy and ability to make crucial throws under pressure were surprising and impressive vs. the Raiders.
Agent Bagent started once Justin Fields went down; he is the first Division II undrafted rookie to win an NFL matchup in over 50 years. He is the first Chicago Bear and undrafted Rookie to win the NFL Mocks Top Rookie of the Week Award—good job, Agent Bagent.