Los Angeles Rams’ rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua has been making waves as one of the most surprising players of the 2023 NFL season. The former BYU player has quickly emerged as one of the league’s top receivers, ranking second in receptions and third in receiving yards. In Week 8, Nacua broke yet another NFL record during the Rams’ game against the Dallas Cowboys.
According to CBS Sports Research, Nacua now holds the record for the most receptions by any NFL player in their first eight career games, with a total of 59 receptions. This achievement came with a 22-yard reception in the first quarter of the game. Nacua has been a standout performer and has quickly become a favorite target of Rams’ quarterback Matthew Stafford.
His performance this season has been remarkable, accounting for 39.4% of the Rams’ total receiving yards. This places him fourth in the league, behind players like Ja’Marr Chase, A.J. Brown, D.J. Moore, and Tyreek Hill. Nacua has showcased his ability to find openings in the defense and make difficult catches downfield.
With his impressive rookie campaign, Nacua is making a strong case for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He currently has the second-best odds, just behind C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans, according to Caesars Sportsbook. It’s clear that Nacua’s talent and impact on the field have been turning heads throughout the league.
Note: HTML tags have been retained as requested.