Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines during the second quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid, Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith Snubbed at NFL Honors Awards

Kansas City Chiefs went winless in the three major awards they were up for Sunday night at the NFL Honors Awards.

Andy Reid‘s work in taking a 2-14 team to 11-5 wasn’t considered enough to win coach of the year. Instead he finished second to Ron Rivera, who led the Carolina Panthers to a 12-4 record and divisional round playoff loss.

Alex Smith also fell short in his bid for NFL comeback player of the year. That honor went to Philip Rivers, who admittedly had a great season for the San Diego Chargers. Only problem: What exactly did Rivers come back from? Playing for Norv Turner? This is a perplexing choice.

Finally, Jamaal Charles finished third (!) in offensive player of the year. The tweet below will give you the details.

Giving Charles’ production, his value to the offense, and the lack of other weapons around him, I don’t understand how Charles doesn’t win this award. Yes, Manning set records, but how could he not have a tremendous season with Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker, and Julius Thomas to throw to? And only four votes? This is infuriating.

At least Charles won fantasy player of the year.

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  • DTVTechGuy

    LeSean McCoy over JC….


    • sidibeke

      East coast bias.

    • Jim bernard


  • Jason Seibel

    “Only problem: What exactly did Rivers come back from? Playing for Norv Turner? This is a perplexing choice.”

    Epic quote, my friend. That sums it up perfectly. If ever there was a “wait…what?” moment, that was it.

  • ahsum99ss

    Smh. We get no respect, but come back from 2-14 season with 11 wins and have 10 pro bowl players? Jamal Charles was deserving for MVP and Will Shields deserved the Hall of fame.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    FOUR votes? FOUR? Mind you, he WON Fantasy Player of the Year. Now let that sink in.

  • T.Hagen

    We all knew the asshole Peyton would be chosen. When the NFL protects you like refs not calling holding and such and keeping egghead from getting smashed by defensive players, example, both the Chiefs, donkey’s games we were held like big time, one hold I seen was almost a headlock. You sack manning a couple good times and he’s a nervous mess that throws interceptions. Jamal to me should be the mvp

  • Jon

    What a travesty. Alex Smith and Andy Reid should have won in their respective categories. Just goes to show how the “experts” are an academy of high-brow nonsense.

  • Larry Devore

    Quite the shocker. If it ain’t east coast or Peyton, they ain’t winning. What a freakin farce. To top it off Shields gets stiffed again by the HOF

  • andy

    If Rivera was so good why did it take him years to go from 2 wins to 11 wins? Reid did it in one year with virtually the same team from last year.

  • Lyle Graversen

    I was really upset about Shields not getting in the Hall and think that Reid not getting coach of the year is ridiculous. The comeback player award is always weird when there isn’t someone coming back from a major injury, so that didn’t really upset me (other than I never want to see Rivers win anything). Finally, this will probably get me killed here, I have no problem with Peyton winning OPOY. The guy had arguably the best season by a NFL QB in the history of the NFL, so of course he’s going to clean up with the awards. Was JC’s season GREAT? Absolutely, but was it one of the best seasons by a RB in NFL history? Probably not.

  • Michael Lizalde

    If the Chiefs want respect outside of KC, they need to earn it! Why should anyone on the team deserve an award when they came up short on every challenge they faced? We lost to 3 teams this year. Those 3 teams beat us twice! Each time we played them the 2nd time, we were in control until the game came down to crunch time. Yes. Cheers to them having a coach that made them play to their talent level. Now here’s to hoping they can develop a winning attitude and earn the respect of others outside of KC. Win a playoff game and win the Super Bowl!!!

    • Rockin Rich

      That is it, who did the Chiefs beat? What Only team the chiefs beat that went on to the playoffs? EAGLES? They went one and done as well.

  • 2dogs

    These guys get plenty of praise and money for being good at the game they play. They should be ok.