‘Stud’ rookie Puka Nacua sets record with 15-catch performance in Rams’ loss to 49ers.
Stud rookie Puka Nacua sets record with 15-catch performance in Rams’ loss to 49ers
Rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua has been making waves in the NFL, breaking multiple records in his first two weeks. In the Rams’ recent loss to the 49ers, Nacua set a new record with 15 catches in a single game, the most by a rookie. Additionally, his 25 total catches in his first two games are the most ever by a rookie in NFL history. Nacua’s impressive performance has also made him the first rookie in the Super Bowl era to have 10-plus receptions and 100-plus receiving yards in each of his team’s first two games. Despite his personal success, Nacua remains focused on the team’s victory. He believes that his success will truly come when the team wins. While Nacua’s targets may decrease when Cooper Kupp returns from injury, he has proven his potential in the Rams’ offense. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has shown trust in the rookie and is likely to continue throwing his way as long as Nacua keeps delivering. To bring the curtain down, Nacua’s record-breaking performances have made him a standout player to watch in the NFL.