Days after they were named the PFT offensive and defensive rookies of the year, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly have received a couple of less prestigious awards.
The NFL has announced that Wilson and Kuechly are the league’s offensive and defensive rookies of the month for December.
Wilson led the Seahawks to a 5-0 record in December, completing 65.5 percent of his passes, gaining 1,067 passing yards and throwing nine touchdowns and two interceptions. His passer rating in December was 115.2, the highest in the league last month, and he ran for 262 yards and four touchdowns in December as well. The Seahawks had three blowout wins and two close wins in December, and Wilson led the game-winning drives in the two close ones.
Kuechly led the NFL with 59 tackles and 44 solo tackles during December as the Panthers shook off their disappointing start to win four of their last five games. Kuechly had at least eight tackles in all five December games, including a season-high 16 in the Panthers’ Week 14 upset of the Falcons.