That's it. That settles it.

Keenan Allen is not the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

It makes his rookie year no less important or impressive.

The Chargers wide receiver flew to New York and attended the NFL Honors show, held at the Radio City Music Hall. After a brief Alec Baldwin monologue, the offensive rookie award led off the show, getting presented to Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

The greatest surprise was how close the vote wasn't.

Thirty-five Associated Press writers chose Lacy on their ballot. Twelve picked Allen.

Bengals running back Gio Bernard, Lions guard Larry Warford, and Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson got one vote piece.

While impossible to say with certainty how the Chargers would've fared without their third-round draft choice, it is difficult to imagine they'd have made the playoffs.

Including the postseason, Allen finished his rookie year with 79 catches, 1,209 yards and 10 touchdowns. His regular-season totals of 71 catches and 1,046 yards were both rookie franchise records.

The 21-year-old assumed a large role in Week 2 versus Philadelphia after wide receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a season-ending neck injury. In August, the Chargers lost Danario Alexander, their other starting wide receiver, to a season-ending torn ACL.

"He had a great year," said Lacy, who had 284 carries for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns. "He produced for his team. He became a go-to guy. Throughout this process, I thought it was going to be a tough race between us two."