The annual 101 Banquet is a night where Kansas City honors the NFL’s best from the 2013 season. It’s also an evening for celebrating the best Chiefs performances past and present.
That went down Saturday evening at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. During the black-tie affair the Chiefs announced:
- Running back Jamaal Charles was selected the team’s MVP for the 2013 season, winning the Derrick Thomas Award.
- Cornerback Marcus Cooper was named the club’s top rookie for last season, winning the Mack Lee Hill Award.
- Former running back Priest Holmes was chosen as the 44th member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
Charles won the MVP title for the fourth time in five years (2009-10-12-13). He had 1,980 offensive yards over the season and led the NFL in scoring touchdowns with 19. Charles also earned his third trip to the Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro for his 2013 performance.
Cooper joined the team in the week before the first regular-season game, claimed off the waiver wire from San Francisco. He ended up playing in 16 games, making six starts, picking off 3 passes and contributing 41 total tackles. Cooper also recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown against Tennessee.
Holmes spent seven seasons with the Chiefs (2001-07), earning three trips to the Pro Bowl (2001-03) and two Chiefs MVP awards (2001-02). He finished with 6,070 rushing yards, 76 rushing touchdowns and 83 total scores. He led the NFL in rushing during the 2001 season with 1,555 yards.