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Best Player In AFC West Talk (Unfortunately) Starts With Philip Rivers

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Bill Williamson of ESPN's AFC West blog is asking:

Who is the best player in the AFC West?

For the Kansas City Chiefs, you'd have two candidates, in my opinion: RB Jamaal Charles and LB Tamba Hali. Charles had one of the most effective seasons on a per-carry basis in NFL history. He's easily one of the most exciting players in the league (even if he is the fourth rated running back in ESPN's fantasy football rankings). Hali was one of the most productive pass-rushers and really hasn't gotten the recognition many Chiefs fans think he deserves.

But are those players in the discussion for best player in the AFC West?

Unfortunately, I don't think so. San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and puts up ridiculous numbers for the Chargers. He had lots of inconsistency around him last year and still had one of the best set of stats in the NFL. He's the best player in the AFC West if you ask me.

Clearly I'm biased, but I can't think of any players on the Denver Broncos or Oakland Raiders who warrants inclusion in talk of the best player in the division. Ultimately, though, I have to admit that title should go to Rivers. 

Am I right or wrong?