2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5 – Fournette Breaks Out, Trubisky Debuts

2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5 – Fournette Breaks Out, Trubisky Debuts – Last week, Texans’ quarterback, Deshaun Watson tied the rookie record by scoring five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) in a game. He followed that up with an encore performance this week, throwing for five touchdowns. The confident play-caller out of Clemson has clearly put himself in contention for Rookie of the Year honors.

Here is a look at the players who made our list on the 2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5. Find their NFL licensed rookie cards and autographs in 2017 Panini NFL football card products.

2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5 – Fournette Breaks Out, Trubisky Debuts – Quarterbacks

Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (1st Round, 12th Overall, Clemson) – Despite being sacked three times and only completing 16-0f-31 pass attempts (261 yards), the Texans’ rookie threw five touchdowns and zero interceptions to finish with an impressive passer rating of 119.8. He also rushed for 31 yards on three carries. Despite his heroics, the Texans lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-42.

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Mitch Trubisky (1st Round, 2nd Overall – North Carolina) – While its only early October, for Bears fans, the long awaited debut of rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky finally happened. After a weak 1-3 start, management decided it was time to see what their top draft pick could do. To the team’s credit, they called plays to his strengths with lots of bootleg passes. At times, Trubisky looked more than comfortable to get the job done. At other times he looked like a rookie with limited NCAA experience.

Trubisky capped of the Bears 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with 129 yards on 12-of-25 passing (48%) with one each: touchdown, interception, fumble, sack and 22 rushing yards for a quarterback rating of 60.2. Not exactly the kind of debut the Bears envisioned when the team traded up in the draft to land him at the number two spot.

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2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5 – Fournette Breaks Out, Trubisky Debuts – Running Backs

Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs (3rd Round, 86th Overall – Toledo) – Hunt continued his workman-like rushing this week. He averaged 3.7 yards on 29 carries with 107 yards in the the Chiefs 42-34 win over the Houston Texans.

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Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts (4th Round, 143th Overall – South Florida) – Three rookie running backs made the Top 10 in rushing yards in week four. Newcomer to the NFL Rookie Tracker, Marlon Mack made the list with 9 carries for 91 yards (9.1 YA) with one touchdown. His efforts helped propel the Colts to a 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars (1st Round, 4th Overall – LSU) – Fournette led all NFL rushers this week with 181 yards on 28 carries (6.5 YA) and scoring two touchdowns in the Jaguars 30-9 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5 – Fournette Breaks Out, Trubisky Debuts – Other Notable RCs

Myles Garret, Cleveland Browns (1st Round, 1st Overall – Texas A&M) – The number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft finally saw action this weekend. Garrett had been sidelined until now with a high ankle sprain. The overpowering defensive end recorded a sack in his first snap. He would add another one later in the game. Unfortunately, the Browns offensive struggles continued in a 14-17 loss to the New York Jets.

Myles Garrett currently does not have any NFL licensed autograph cards.

2017 NFL Rookie Tracker: Week 5 – Fournette Breaks Out, Trubisky Debuts

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