New Orleans Saints standout wide receiver Chris Olave has been named one of the six finalists for the 2022 NFL Rookie of the Year Award.
Olave joins his former Ohio State running mate Garrett Wilson (Jets), Sauce Gardner (Jets), Aidan Hutchinson (Lions), Kenneth Walker (Seahawks), and Tariq Woolen (Seahawks) as the other finalists for the award.
Olave had an incredibly productive season, leading all rookies with 69.5 yards per game, ranked second in receiving yards among rookies (1,042), and tying for second with 72 receptions. Olave joined the elite company in New Orleans, becoming just the third Saints rookie receiver to eclipse 1,000 yards, joining Marques Colston (1,038 in 2006) and Michal Thomas (1,137 in 2016). He led all rookies with 12 games of 50 or more receiving yards, which is third-most all-time among rookies behind Michael Clayton (14 in 2004) and Terry Glenn (13 in 1996). Olave was also selected earlier this season as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in September, catching 17 passes for 268 yards in his first three games as a Saint.
You can vote for Chris Olave through fan vote at https://www.nfl.com/voting/rookies/rookie-of-the-year through the end of the voting period, which ends on February 3rd.