For those who have followed the NFL's weekly rookie awards, Thursday's news shouldn't come as a surprise.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb represent two of the league's five finalists for its fan-vote driven Rookie of the Year. Their competition is Giants RB Saquon Barkley, Colts LB Darius Leonard and Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay.
Fans can vote here for their favorite player through Monday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m.
Mayfield, the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, took home seven Rookie of the Week awards in a season that saw him break numerous Browns records and one big NFL milestone. Mayfield threw for 3,725 yards -- most ever by a Browns rookie and sixth-most in NFL history -- and 27 touchdowns -- most ever by an NFL rookie. He won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in November and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 16. He became just the third player in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown pass in each of his first 10 career starts and enters 2019 with a streak of 13 consecutive games.
Chubb, the No. 35 overall pick, finished with a Browns rookie record 996 rushing yards (1,145 scrimmage yards) and 10 total touchdowns. He cleared 100 yards on four occasions and notched the longest run in Browns history with his 92-yard touchdown against the Falcons. The two-time Rookie of the Week winner did all this despite not taking over as the starter until Week 7.