Posted June 30, 2018 12:02:16 Devonta Booker is still a rookie, and he’s already seen plenty of love from sports media.
He’s been the subject of a lot of hype, and rightfully so.
Booker was a breakout player for the Minnesota Vikings last season, rushing for 1,716 yards and 11 touchdowns.
But the hype is just starting.
With the Vikings’ season over, it’s time for some real news.
First, let’s take a look at Booker’s rookie season, and then we’ll take a deeper look at why he was the most talked about running back of 2018.1.
He won Rookie of the Year The Minnesota Vikings rookie of the year is still getting hype.
In fact, it seems like Booker has been the most discussed running back in 2018.
While the majority of attention has focused on his incredible speed and explosion, there has been much less discussion on his ability to run through contact.
As a rookie Booker had the highest touchdown percentage of any running back, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
But, Booker’s rushing production was also his biggest weakness.
In his rookie season Booker had just nine touchdowns on the year.
He also averaged less than 2.0 yards per carry, which led to his lowest rushing yards per game total of his rookie campaign.
It’s safe to say that Booker struggled to get open against defenses and had trouble finding open receivers, especially in the red zone.
When asked about the lack of open receivers and ability to consistently get open, Booker responded by saying, “If you can get me open, I can get you open.”
That’s exactly what he did throughout the year, with Booker averaging 2.2 yards per run, and also averaging 6.5 yards per catch.
He had a big game against the Denver Broncos on Thanksgiving Night, finishing with 441 rushing yards, three touchdowns, and three touchdowns on 24 carries.
His performance helped propel him to the top of the NFL rushing list.2.
Booker finished the season with 2,844 rushing yards and eight touchdowns Booker finished second on the team in rushing with 2.3 yards per rush.
That was more than twice the average in the league.
The Vikings finished the regular season with the worst rushing offense in the NFL, according the ESPN Stats&Info.
But Booker has come a long way since then.
The team has changed quarterbacks, added wide receivers, and even had one of the league’s best tight ends in Zach Ertz.
In 2019 Booker was the first running back off the bench to win the MVP award, which is still the honor most players are given.
He followed that up with a Pro Bowl berth, a first in his career, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the season.3.
Booker’s injury history Booker has played in just five games this season.
He missed a total of seven games this past season with a foot injury.
The injury caused him to miss all of the team’s games, and his career is currently in the third year of a five-year contract worth $37.7 million.
While Booker has not missed a game this season, he has had some serious injuries during his career.
Booker missed all of 2016, and 2015 was his only full season since 2014.
Booker had a torn labrum in his right shoulder in 2015.
He tore the labrum last year.
In 2015, he tore his right Achilles tendon.
He has also had ankle and knee injuries.
It remains to be seen if Booker will be able to return to full health this season with another injury, but it’s safe for now to say he will be a bigger part of the Vikings offense this season than he was last year with the injury.4.
He was a two-time Pro Bowler for the Vikings Booker finished his NFL career with 2 1/2 seasons of 1,200 rushing yards.
Booker made the Pro Bowl twice, the last time in 2017.
He earned a third Pro Bowl appearance in 2018, becoming the first player in Vikings history to do so.
In 2018 Booker led the league in rushing yards with 1,946, but his career rushing average is 1,123 yards per season.
In 2020, Booker led all running backs in rushing yardage with 1.8 yards per carries, and tied him for the lead in rushing touchdowns with eight.
That’s why Booker is being talked about so much.5.
Booker scored more than 1,000 rushing yards in three of his four seasons Booker has had at least 1,700 rushing yards each of the last two seasons.
He led all NFL running backs with 1 and 2,000 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Vikings.
But this year Booker has surpassed those marks.
In 2017, Booker averaged 1,845 rushing yards as a rookie and 1,891 yards in 2018 with 2 2/3 more rushing