I have a sneaking suspicion Jamaal Charles will win the team MVP award. In fact, I can't think of another candidate who affected the team as much as he did. Yes, even in a two-win season. So I would be very surprised if Charles didn't win the award.
Rookie of the year is a little harder. Not as easy as it's been in the last few years. Check out previous winners:
- 2006 Tamba Hali
- 2007 Dwayne Bowe
- 2008 Maurice Leggett
- 2009 Ryan Succop
- 2010 Eric Berry
- 2011 Justin Houston
So, who is the rookie of the year?
A few options...
NT Dontari Poe: He was a contributor all season long. He got better as the season went on, too, which is encouraging. He had the most complete season of any rookie.
G Jeff Allen: He started 13 games after Ryan Lilja replaced Rodney Hudson. No, he wasn't great but he did contribute quite a bit in his rookie year, a season where we did not expect him to be a starter.
Your choice in the poll below.