The Kansas City Chiefs had a franchise record plus-six game turnaround in the 2010 season and will send six players to the Pro Bowl. Another accomplishment came across the wire on Monday: Jamaal Charles is an All-Pro.
The Chiefs RB was named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro team along with Houston Texans RB Arian Foster. It's the first time Charles has been elected to the team in his young career. If Charles' play from the second half of the 2009 season to the end of the 2010 season is any indication, Charles is in line for a couple more of these.
Charles rushed for 1,467 yards this season despite splitting carries with RB Thomas Jones. His 6.38 yards per carry average nearly eclipsed Jim Brown's all-time record for yards per carry in a season (minimum 200 carries). He scored eight total touchdowns on the year and racked up another 468 yards receiving with over 10 yards a catch.
Charles is the lone Chief to earn the award. Other candidates included WR Dwayne Bowe, who lead the NFL in touchdown receptions and LB Tamba Hali, who lead the AFC in sacks.
The list was dominated by the AFC who had 18 of the 27 players.