One of the cool things about Super Bowl week is all the various awards they're handing out throughout the week. Wednesday's award session was the FedEx Ground Player of the Year. Your winner: Jamaal Charles.
The Kansas City Chiefs RB was announced on Wednesday as the FedEx Ground Player of the Year ahead of other nominees Houston Texans RB Arian Foster and Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner.
Charles was joined on stage by Foster for the press conference and was quick to point out his success this year as well. Charles' major feat this year was averaging over 6.3 yards per carry. The only other back to do that (minimum 200 carries)? Jim Brown.
Charles, who attended the University of Texas, said he was being compared to Earl Campbell in his Texas days and now Jim Brown in the NFL. "It's amazing," he said.
Former QB Phil Simms presented the award and said the film lies on Charles -- he's actually faster.
As someone who watched every snap Charles played this year, I can tell you he deserved this award. He was simply incredible at times this season as he split carries throughout the season with RB Thomas Jones.
For you fantasy football fans, Charles isn't sure how the carry distribution will work out next year.