Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has had a name change; he will now be known as Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo. There’s a nice ring to that.
Mayo snagged 49 of 50 votes. Who got the other vote? Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers.
Yeah. The guy that missed more than half the season actually won rookie of the year. Why does that guy get to vote?
Anyways, this award is a really big accomplishment for Jerod Mayo. He really deserved it, as he gave us a glimpse of what the future may be for the Patriots defense. He brought the perfect attitude, just absorbed things like a sponge. He is fast, physical, smart, and will star for the Patriots for years to come.
You can read the full AP Report here.