There hasn't been a ton to celebrate for NY Giants fans this year, but goodness, the Week 12 win over the Patriots was desperately needed. With that victory, Big Blue is now 4-8 on the campaign and they can sit back and relax during the BYE week.
In that win over New England, no one can deny the fact that rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt was downright electric. Hyatt was a star for the NY offense, putting on a show vs New England. Now, Hyatt is getting some national attention he deserves.
Jalin Hyatt named Rookie of the Week after his massive showing vs. the Patriots
On Thursday, Hyatt was officially named the Pepsi Rookie of the Week and this is an honor that the third-round pick deserved. In that win over the Pats, the speedster hauled in five passes from Tommy DeVito for a career-high 109 yards. It was the first 100-yard game for Hyatt and it came at the right time for him and this team.
Hyatt's day had several highlights. He had multiple long gains, but people can't stop talking about him putting J.C. Jackson on skates. On a short pass from DeVito, Hyatt got the ball in his hands and it looked like he was going to be stopped short of the sticks. Instead, Hyatt put a sweet move on Jackson and he blew right past him:
That was nothing short of incredible. Hyatt hasn't quite lived up to the hype this season, but his low amount of targets throughout the year has been a major disappointment. This was a breakout game for him and now people are ready to see what he can do for the rest of the season. Hyatt has a bright future for this team.