Kansas City Chiefs players voted on their team MVP and rookie of the year following the season finale against the Denver Broncos and to little surprise the Chiefs selected LB Derrick Johnson as their team MVP and LB Justin Houston as the rookie of the year.
DJ had a terrific year, probably his best in the NFL. He made a huge step last year and took another big one this year establishing himself as one of the top inside linebackers in the NFL. He was voted to the Pro Bowl this year and for good reason -- he was the Chiefs best player.
The only real competition for DJ would've been LB Tamba Hali.
Houston finished the season with 5.5 sacks and really came on in the second half of the season. He had a slow start during training camp and at the beginning of the year before overtaking Andy Studebaker's spot at outside linebacker.
I'm salivating thinking about the Chiefs linebacking corps over the next few years -- DJ, Tamba and Houston. That's a heck of a combo right there.