The Vikings may have had a rough season, but things are certainly looking up for rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Patterson has emerged as a candidate for Rookie of the Year despite getting a slow start to the year. That start was due to coaches taking the time to get him acclimated to the offense. Now that Patterson has had a chance to get to know some things, he has performed well enough to earn the title of ”Offensive Rookie of the Month” for December.
December was a great month for Patterson. He had 375 total yards and six total touchdowns in December. Here is a quick breakdown of those numbers:
- 16 receptions
- 219 receiving yards
- 3 receiving touchdowns
- 10 carries
- 156 yards
- 3 rushing touchdowns
Only three other Minnesota players have won an Offensive Rookie of the Month award: Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, and Percy Harvin.
Don’t forget that Patterson is only 22 years old. This young guy has a long career ahead of him. And if he can continue to improve and play at a high level, he will be a Vikings fan favorite for a long, long time.