Kansas City Chiefs Team MVP Awards


Brendan Walker
Pro Football Spot writers and analysts took matters into their own hands and voted on which players were the MVPs on both the offense and defensive sides for the 2015 football season. | Photo Credit: chiefs.com & sportingnews.com

Offensive Player of the Year: Jeremy Maclin

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Receptions: 87
  • Yards: 1,088
  • Average: 12.5 yards/rec
  • Touchdowns: 8

“Jeremy Maclin did something a Chiefs wide receiver had not done since 2013, he caught a touchdown pass. His stats were not amazing by any means, but what he did for Kansas City goes beyond his receiving statistics, he solidified a receiving core that went an entire season without a touchdown. At just 27 years old, Maclin has a bright future with Kansas City. He gives their offense a second dimension so they will not have to rely solely on the run game with Jamaal Charles. With the passing offense rejuvenated, a healthy Charles, and the ever dangerous KC defense, the Chiefs could definitely be a contender moving forward.”

--- John Miller (@JohnnMill)

 

Defensive Player of the YearMarcus Peters

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Solo Tackles: 53
  • Assisted Tackles: 7
  • Forced Fumbles: 1
  • Interceptions: 8
  • Passes Defended: 26
  • Touchdowns: 2

“With a defense that is now losing a majority of their secondary, Peters remains the rock for the Chiefs. His rookie season impressed everyone including opponents. An immediate starter, he tied Reggie Nelson for the league lead in interceptions (8) and helped the overall defense rank 7th overall in the league in total yards per game allowed; the Chiefs were ranked 26th in total yards per game allowed in 2014. There is no surprise that the Chiefs spent their first round pick in 2015 on someone truly special and a rising star in the NFL.”

--- Brendan Walker (@b_dog_walker)

 

The Kansas City Chiefs finished the regular season with a 11-5 record and will have the 28th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @b_dog_walker





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I don't get how you can go a whole season without throwing a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. It's nice to see that Alex Smith finally has a legit #1 wide receiver to throw to in Jeremy Maclin. I'm surprised the Eagles let him go. Marcus Peters' performance last year was pretty impressive!

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Maclin was such a nice addition for the Chiefs this year and couldn't believe he caught more passes than Travis Kelce did after what we saw in 2014.  Maclin caught 87 passes for over a 100 yards and Kelce caught 72 passes for 875 yards.  None else is even worth mentioning.  The chemistry between Smith and Maclin happened quickly and was such a difference for this team.   

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6 hours ago, Will Fairfax said:

I don't get how you can go a whole season without throwing a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. It's nice to see that Alex Smith finally has a legit #1 wide receiver to throw to in Jeremy Maclin. I'm surprised the Eagles let him go. Marcus Peters' performance last year was pretty impressive!

I was incredibly baffled when the Eagles let Maclin go. They needed him, but Chip Kelly was coach then. Bad timing altogether. 

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4 hours ago, Mal McCauley said:

Maclin was such a nice addition for the Chiefs this year and couldn't believe he caught more passes than Travis Kelce did after what we saw in 2014.  Maclin caught 87 passes for over a 100 yards and Kelce caught 72 passes for 875 yards.  None else is even worth mentioning.  The chemistry between Smith and Maclin happened quickly and was such a difference for this team.   

I think you mean 1,000? lol and Maclin definitely built great chemistry in Kansas City. Shame he's not in Philly anymore..

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J-Mac had the best season, by far, on the offensive side of the ball. Led the team with a 1k performance, caught the most touchdowns, and the highest catching percentage on the team (for receivers getting the ball more than 20 times). 

Thankfully, J-Mac wasn't the sole producer on the offense, otherwise teams would double-up on him. West did a pretty good job filling in at running back and of course Kelce remained a threat. 

Peters gave up quite a few touchdowns for my liking. The hope is that will drop as he adjusts his play as time goes on. But his interception and deflection numbers look great enough to overlook the touchdowns given up. He sticks to guys really well and plays aggressively, which can sometimes bite him in the ass. However, if this is his floor, the Chiefs pass defense is going to look great for the next few years. 

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Bringing in Maclin definitely gave an instant boost to the Chiefs' passing attack. Like Tim said above me, he wasn't the only producer on offense for Kansas City, but his presence helped the rest of the team. Kelce can keep developing into a top tight end, and that backfield has been solid even with Charles injured. Really liked watching Peters play; he's dynamic and should continue to get better for the Chiefs' defense.

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4 hours ago, Tim Godfrey said:

J-Mac had the best season, by far, on the offensive side of the ball. Led the team with a 1k performance, caught the most touchdowns, and the highest catching percentage on the team (for receivers getting the ball more than 20 times). 

Thankfully, J-Mac wasn't the sole producer on the offense, otherwise teams would double-up on him. West did a pretty good job filling in at running back and of course Kelce remained a threat. 

Peters gave up quite a few touchdowns for my liking. The hope is that will drop as he adjusts his play as time goes on. But his interception and deflection numbers look great enough to overlook the touchdowns given up. He sticks to guys really well and plays aggressively, which can sometimes bite him in the ass. However, if this is his floor, the Chiefs pass defense is going to look great for the next few years. 

They should draft another CB just in case. Remember they lost Abdullah and Smith. So Berry and Peters are the only 2 true starters left in the secondary. 

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It's going to be interesting to see whether Maclin's numbers improve or degrade this next season... with Charles back and the addition of Streater, he may see fewer targets.

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Maclin was so solid late in the year from a fantasy perspective. I remember everybody saying his stats were going to die because of how vanilla KC's offense is. They decreased, but he still showed why people view him as a No.1 WR. And on the other side of the ball, I think Peters has the potential to be a stud. Maybe one of the best CB's in football, in several seasons.

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