Hunt named writers rookie of the year

Arizona Cardinals teammates Chandler Jones and Budda Baker were named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team for 2017, the organization announced Monday.

Undrafted punter Justin Vogel might have had the best case of the Packers' rookie class, but Indianapolis Colts rookie punter Rigoberto Sanchez produced a better gross punting average and net punting average and more punts inside the 20-yard line.

Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker was also named to the All-Rookie team after making 38 of 42 field goals attempted. The New Orleans Saints led all teams four selections on the all-rookie team. That marks the first tie for offensive rookie honors since 1988 when running backs Ickey Woods of Cincinnati and John Stephens of New England tied for the award.

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Hunt is the first Chiefs player to win the PFWA Rookie of the Year award since its inception in 1966. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who led rookies with five interceptions, was the Defensive Rookie of the Year. His rushing success was also proven to be key to the Chiefs fortunes all year long, and it's clear that he's going to be a key piece moving forward.

The University of Tennessee stand-out racked up seven NFL Rookie of the Week honors during the regular season en route to posting over 1,500 yards from scrimmage and scoring a combined 14 touchdowns.

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