Jamaal Charles has capped a phenomenal season with his first career All-Pro selection. Along with Arian Foster from the Houston Texans, Charles is part of an All-Pro backfield that includes the only unanimous selection: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Forster may have led the league in rushing, but Charles — with his 6.4 yards per carry — had one of the most efficient seasons the NFL has ever seen.
The Chiefs are also represented by WR Dwayne Bowe, who made the second-team. It’s not surprising considering Bowe’s final stats that he was recognized but it is when you look back at his 2009 season and how he started off this year.
Bowe kicked off the follow-up to his disappointing 2009 season — filled with a suspension and uninspired play — with more ho-hum performances through the first month of the season. The light seemed to go off in his head after he had two big drops, including one int he end zone, against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.
Following that game against the Colts, Bowe put together one of the best stretches in NFL history. In seven games, Bowe caught 49 passes and 13 (!) touchdowns.
Missing from the first or second-team is LB Tamba Hali who continues to be shown little respect around the league despite being a one-man wrecking crew.