Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas City Chiefs will announce their team MVP from the 2012 season on Saturday. The team MVP should be an easy choice (read: Charles, Jamaal). But who is the rookie of the year?
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.
Who is the Chiefs rookie of the year?
Dontari Poe (425 votes)
Jeff Allen (32 votes)
Donald Stephenson (21 votes)
Other (9 votes)
487 total votes