Jamaal Charles wins fan award

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles won the FedEx Ground Player of the Year award. It’s a fan-based vote that goes to the top running back in the NFL.

Charles was second in the NFL in rushing with 1,467 yards in 2010. Charles –- a key member of the Chiefs’ AFC West championship team -- averaged 6.4 yards per carry. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers finished behind Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and New England’s Tom Brady in the FedEx Air Player of the Year award.

  • In other AFC West early-evening news, Green Bay linebackers coach Winston Moss wanted the Eagles’ defensive coordinator job, but that has been filled by Eagles’ offensive line coach Juan Castillo. Moss has been mentioned as a potential defensive coordinator candidate in Oakland as well. Tuesday, Oakland hired former Oakland and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan as a defensive coach. It is my guess that if Oakland doesn’t find a suitable defensive coordinator, Bresnahan will assume that role. If Oakland hires a defensive coordinator, Bresnahan could coach the linebackers.

  • New Oakland head coach Hue Jackson said in a radio interview that he doesn’t think Raiders owner Al Davis is anywhere close to the end of his run as the leader of the team. Davis is 81. Jackson said Jason Campbell is definitely the Raiders’ quarterback moving forward.

  • The Denver Post has a look at how Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will affect how 2011 quarterback draft prospects will be critiqued.