Defensive end, 49ers
It's rare to see a 3--4 end so disruptive. The 11th-year veteran had more quarterback hurries than sack leader Jared Allen; in Week 4 he helped beat Philly by chasing down the fleet Jeremy Maclin, and in Week 10 he batted down an Eli Manning pass to stop a Giants comeback.
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
The first rookie to throw for 4,000 yards and the first QB to rush for 14 TDs. With all due respect to Eric Dickerson and Randy Moss, I think it's the best rookie season ever.
DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Outside linebacker, Broncos