One of the most exciting parts of Week 1 is that we get to see rookies make their NFL debuts

By The MMQB Staff
September 09, 2018

One of the most exciting parts of Week 1 is that we get to see rookies make their NFL debuts. We will track some notable rookies in action for Week 1 and update this post throughout the day.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

Giants vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET

Barkley had a 68 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He got off to a slow start with eight carries for 12 yards in the first half and had 16 carries for 37 yards before breaking his long touchdown run. He finished with 18 carries for 106 yards, plus two catches for 22 yards in a loss.

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Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens

Raves vs. Bills, 1 p.m. Sunday

Joe Flacco got the start for the Ravens at quarterback, but Jackson was used in the first half, split out wide and taking direct snaps. Once the Ravens went up 40-0, he took over for Flacco. He finished the game 1-for-4 for 24 yards, plus he had seven carries for 39 yards.

Josh Allen, QB, Bills

Bills at Ravens, 1 p.m. Sunday

Allen started the season on the bench, as Nathan Peterman got the start for the Bills. With the Bills down 40-0, Allen made his debut under center. He finished 6-for-15 for 74 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. He also ran four times for 26 yards.

Nick Chubb, RB, Browns

Browns vs. Steelers, 1 p.m. ET

Chubb had a quiet day with just three carries for 21 yards. Both Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde got carries before him. His only carry of the first half lost one yard.

Denzel Ward, CB, Browns

Browns vs. Steelers, 1 p.m. ET

The fourth overall pick intercepted Ben Roethlisberger twice in the first half.

Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns

Browns vs. Steelers, 1 p.m. ET

Mayfield started the season on the bench, as Tyrod Taylor got the start for the Browns.

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Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos

Broncos vs. Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. Sunday

Freeman had seven carries for 26 yards late in the first half.

Josh Rosen, QB, Cardinals

Cardinals vs. Redskins, 4:25 p.m. Sunday

Rosen started the season on the bench, as Sam Bradford got the start for the Cardinals

Sam Darnold, QB, Jets

Jets at Lions, 7:10 p.m. ET Monday

Darnold will become the youngest starting QB in NFL history when he gets the Week 1 start on Monday night.

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions

Lions vs. Jets, 7:10 p.m. Monday

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