Another set of prestigious NFL honors have been released and several Chiefs are part of the awards. Highlighting the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL team and All-Rookie teams are GM Scott Pioli, RB
Each year, the PFWA votes on an NFL all-star team and all-rookie team. In all, only six players returned from the 2009 edition of the awards.
Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli was named NFL Executive of the Year for the fifth time of his career (third time by the PFWA) following a worst to first turnaround in his second season guiding the Chiefs front office. Pioli previously won the award in 2003 and 2007.
“We started to get the feeling that things were starting to change in the offseason,” Pioli told PFW.
Jamaal Charles was one of two running backs selected to the PFW/PFWA All-NFL Team, joining Houston’s Arian Foster on the list. The two runners finished the season first and second in the NFL’s rushing race this season.
Charles was the first Chief to earn PFW All-NFL honors since DE Jared Allen did so in 2007.
Rookie safety Eric Berry became the third Chiefs draft choice under Scott Pioli to earn PFW All-Rookie Team honors. He was joined by Browns safety T.J. Ward on the rookie squad.
Here’s a look at all of the selections…
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA 2010 All-NFL Team
QB – Tom Brady (Patriots)
RB – Arian Foster (Texans); Jamaal Charles (Chiefs)
WR – Roddy White (Falcons); Reggie Wayne (Colts)
TE – Jason Witten (Cowboys)
C – Nick Mangold ( Jets)
OG – Jahri Evans (Saints); Chris Snee (Giants)
OT – Joe Thomas (Browns); Jake Long (Dolphins)
DE – Julius Peppers (Bears); Justin Tuck (Giants)
DT – Haloti Ngata (Ravens); Ndamukong Suh (Lions)
OLB – Clay Matthews (Packers); James Harrison (Steelers)
MLB – Jerod Mayo (Patriots)
CB – Asante Samuel (Eagles); Darrelle Revis (Jets)
S – Troy Polamalu (Steelers); Ed Reed (Ravens)
K – Billy Cundiff (Ravens)
P – Shane Lechler (Raiders)
PR – Devin Hester (Bears)
KR – Leon Washington (Seahawks)
ST – Eric Weems (Falcons)
MVP — Patriots QB Tom Brady
Defensive MVP — Packers LB Clay Matthews
Coach of the Year — Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
Rookie of the Year — Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
Offensive Rookie of the Year — Rams QB Sam Bradford
Most Improved Player of the Year — Texans RB Arian Foster
Comeback Player of the Year — Eagles QB Michael Vick
Executive of the Year — Chiefs GM Scott Pioli
Assistant Coach of the Year — Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg
Golden Toe (Top Placekicker or Punter) — Ravens K Billy Cundiff
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team
QB – Sam Bradford (Rams)
RB – LeGarrette Blount (Buccaneers); Chris Ivory (Saints)
WR – Mike Williams (Buccaneers); Dez Bryant (Cowboys)
TE – Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
C – Maurkice Pouncey (Steelers)
G – Mike Iupati (49ers); John Jerry (Dolphins)
OT – Rodger Saffold (Rams); Bryan Bulaga (Packers)
DL – Ndamukong Suh (Lions); Carlos Dunlap (Bengals); Lamarr Houston (Raiders); Tyson Alualu (Jaguars)
LB – Rolando McClain (Raiders); Koa Misi (Dolphins); Pat Angerer (Colts)
CB – Devin McCourty (Patriots); Joe Haden (Browns)
S – Eric Berry (Chiefs); T.J. Ward (Browns)
K – Clint Stitser (Bengals)
P – Zoltan Mesko (Patriots)
PR – Marc Mariani (Titans)
KR – Jacoby Ford (Raiders)
ST- T.J. Ward (Browns)
The awards continue to roll in for Pioli. Sports Illustrated's Peter King has named Pioli his NFL Executive of the Year as well. King also takes a different angle regarding the Chiefs offensive line, naming right guard Ryan Lilja to his All-Pro Team.
Here's a look at King's 2010 NFL Awards.