After taking over the starting left guard position for the final nine games of the season, Dan Feeney's performance helped him lock up Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team honors. This is the third-straight year a Charger has made PFWA's All-Rookie Team.
Feeney helped bolster a line that allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (18). Additionally, the Chargers ended up with the league's top-ranked passing offense, and won six of their last nine games after Feeney took the reins after Matt Slauson was placed on the Reserve-Injured list.
Philip Rivers finished 2017 with one of his best seasons as a pro and admitted the rookie's play helped him and his offense as a whole.
"You lose Matt, who was a heck of a player for us, but you have a young guy, Dan Feeney, who really is going to be one of those ascending players," Rivers said. "He's getting better every week, and he really loves it. He did a nice job."
2017 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
QB – Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
RB – Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
WR – Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams; Juju Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
TE – Evan Engram, New York Giants
C – Pat Elflein, Minnesota Vikings
G – Dan Feeney, Los Angeles Chargers; Jermaine Eluemunor, Baltimore Ravens, and Ethan Pocic, Seattle Seahawks (tie)
T – Garett Bolles, Denver Broncos; Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints
DL – Derek Barnett, Philadelphia Eagles; Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; Carl Lawson, Cincinnati Bengals; Dalvin Tomlinson, New York Giants
LB – Jarrad Davis, Detroit Lions; Reuben Foster, San Francisco 49ers; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
CB – Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints; Tre'Davious White, Buffalo Bills
S – Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints
PK – Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
P – Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis Colts
KR – Ryan Switzer, Dallas Cowboys
PR – Jamal Agnew, Detroit Lions
ST – Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals
Check out the best photos of Dan Feeney during the 2017 season.