Jamaal Charles named Chiefs' MVP; Ryan Succop is rookie of year

Chiefs players made the sensible choices and voted Jamaal Charles as most valuable player and Ryan Succop as rookie of the year.

Charles led the Chiefs in rushing with 1,120 yards and did most of that work in the final eight games of the season, after the Chiefs dumped Larry Johnson. Charles was second in the league in rushing to Tennessee' Chris Johnson over those eight games.

He might have clinched the award in the season finale in Denver, where his club record 259 yards and two touchdowns led the Chiefs to a 44-24 win.

Succop, a seventh-round pick from South Carolina, made 25 of his 29 field goal attempts. His success rate of 86.2 percent tied for the best by a first-year kicker since the NFL began keeping such records in 1970.