Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
It'd be tough to give Tannehill the top rookie award with his three picks and inability to find the end zone.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Martin had his moments of weakness as well in his debut at right tackle.
But one man truly impressed me in his first-ever NFL game, so the award for the top rookie from Week 1 is going out to the one and only Marcus Thigpen.
Although Thigpen is technically listed as having a year of experience under his belt, he's never stepped foot on the field during a regular season game and has never even made a 53-man roster until this year.
In my mind, that makes him just as much a rookie as anyone else on this Dolphins roster.
Thigpen was absolutely electric on special teams Sunday, averaging 27.4 yards on five kickoff returns for a total of 137 yards on the day.
The highlight of his performance, however, came when he ran back a punt for 72 yards and the Dolphins' only touchdown of the game.
With over 200 yards in returns on the day, Thigpen has earned his spot as the top rookie for Week 1, as questionable as his rookie status may be.