Earlier this morning the NFL announced the AFC and NFC Players of the Month for September. Alongside that they have also named their Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month.
Lamar Jackson, Melvin Ingram, and Tommy Townsend are the three players of the month for offense, defense, and special teams respectively. Jackson has been dominant to this point showing why he is by far the most dynamic player in the NFL. Melvin Ingram led the Dolphins defensive unit with two sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Tommy Townsend dominated the punting game through three weeks averaging 55.6 yards per punt. He also recorded 5 punts inside the twenty yard line and the longest net punting yards at 49.5.
Jalen Hurts has been one of the most feared quarterbacks through three weeks. His 916 passing yards led the NFC and his rushing attack may be as deadly as Lamar Jackson’s at the moment. Devin White had himself a month to remember with 24 total tackles, with 15 of them being solo. Also, he recorded a team high 3 sacks and two passes defended. San Franciscos Mitch Wishnowsky had the longest punt of the season at 74 yards and had the second most inside the twenty in the NFC this season. He also has only allowed an average of 3 return yards which speaks to the hang time he has on his punts.
Rookies Of The Month
Chris Olave and Devin Lloyd have been immediate impacts for the teams. Olave is leading his team in targets, catches, and yards. On a team with as many offensive weapons Olave has been the number one producer for the Saints. Devin Lloyd is doing it all of the Jaguars defense. He leads the team in total tackles, solo tackles, passes defended, and interceptions. The two are some of the brightest young players the NFL has seen in the past few years.