Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki was named NFL Rookie of the Week today, becoming the second Kansas City player over the first three weeks to be given the honor after Dexter McCluster took home the award after Week 1.
Moeaki was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies. The other finalists were quarterback Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams, tight end Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots, running back C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills, and free safety Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.
There is definitely some great talent from this rookie class across the league, but the Chiefs have a great shot to have at least one player in the running to win Rookie of the Year.
After considerable struggles the first two weeks, we saw just what Moeaki, McCluster and the rest of the Kansas City offense is capable when things are going their way. Both Chiefs rookies should hear their names called throughout the 2010 season and maybe even again at the end.