MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYER: Wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas. The Chiefs hoped that Thomas might finally find his role in the team's passing game in his transition to wide receiver, but the fourth-year player turned in another below-expectations season. Thomas caught just 14 passes for 143 yards and lost his job as the team's top kickoff returner. Thomas unfortunately suffered a serious leg injury in the regular-season finale, undergoing surgery for a broken leg. With Thomas wrapping up the final year of his rookie contract, this looks like the end of the road for his time in Kansas City.
MOST SURPRISING PLAYERS: Running back Kareem Hunt. The club thought they found a diamond in the rough with their third-round selection from Toledo, but no one expected so much so soon from Hunt. The rookie found himself thrust into the starting role after incumbent back Spencer Ware went down for the season with a knee injury in the preseason. Hunt responded by winning an NFL rushing title and setting a league record by topping 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven games as a pro.
Wide receiver Albert Wilson. The fourth-year receiver set career highs with 42 catches for 554 yards and three touchdowns in just 13 games. His value in Kansas City's offense goes beyond the role of pass-catcher, however, with the gritty 5-foot-9 Wilson using his speed in the team's motion and jet sweep packages and bringing a fiery attitude to the field.