NFL Alumni honors Haley

Kansas City coach Todd Haley was named the NFL coach of the year by the NFL Alumni Association.

Haley finished third in the Associated Press coach of the year voting last week. That award is recognized as the official league award.

The Alumni Association awarded Haley after he led the Chiefs to a 10-6 record and the team’s first AFC West championship in seven years. Prior to the Chiefs’ 2010 resurgence, they won a total of 10 games in the three previous seasons.

In addition to Haley being honored, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers was named the quarterback of the year by the NFL Alumni Association. Rivers had a fine season, but it was an odd selection considering New England quarterback Tom Brady was the unanimous choice for the NFL MVP award and the easy winner for the offensive player of the year award.