KC Chiefs: Travis Kelce should have been crowned Offensive Player of the Year

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Travis Kelce did insane things for the KC Chiefs at the tight end position this season but was not rewarded with Offensive Player of the Year honors. 

The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have any of their players win the big awards this year and while that’s okay because they’re still playing this season, it’s justified for fans to be upset. The biggest gyp was to Travis Kelce, who did not receive Offensive Player of the Year honors despite the numbers he put up.

The award went to Titans running back Derrick Henry and this is not a post disrespecting Henry and what he accomplished this season. If there’s any fan base who knows how good Henry is, it’s Chiefs fans. Henry finished the season with over 2,000 yards rushing, so I absolutely understand why he got the title.

Personally, I’d have given Henry MVP because a running back rushing for over 2,000 yards is almost unheard of these days. Then, that’d have opened things up for Kelce to win Offensive Player of the Year.

Henry probably didn’t get MVP due to him not being the only good thing on Tennessee’s offense, as Ryan Tannehill had a good season throwing the ball. When Adrian Peterson won MVP in 2012, he was the Vikings’ entire offense. That wasn’t the case with Henry this season.

Travis Kelce’s numbers this season for the KC Chiefs were outrageous.

Kelce played in just 15 games in 2020 and finished the season with 105 receptions for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was second in receiving yards for 2020 and had he played in Week 17, very well could have led the league in receiving yards as a tight end. He had an absolutely incredible season for the Kansas City Chiefs and really should have gotten this award.

It was probably easier for the NFL to give the award to a running back, but it’s still too bad for Kelce. He was so good in 2020 and it’d have been nice for him to have had the highest level of achievement, but hopefully, he adds a second Super Bowl ring to his mantle. That’s really all that matters at the end of the day here.

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What are your thoughts on Offensive Player of the Year? Do you think it should have been Travis Kelce or do you agree that Derrick Henry deserved the award?