Travis Kelce, Justin Jefferson unanimous AP All-Pro selections
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, San Francisco 49ers edge runner Nick Bosa and the Chiefs’ defense official Chris Jones each received 49 of the 50 first-team votes. The Chiefs and Niners have four players leading the way on the first team.
Gardner, the fourth overall pick New York Jets, was named on all 50 ballots, receiving 43 first-place votes. Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott was the last rookie to be selected to the first team in 1981.
“It’s a big deal for me,” Gardner told the AP. “That was one of my goals before training camp. It’s something I pray for. I’ve worked hard for it. It’s definitely a true blessing.”
Kelche’s brother, Jason, also earned first-team honors for the fifth time in his career, one ahead of his pass-catching brother. Friend of Jason Kelce Philadelphia Eagles side by side, right ball Lane Johnsonadds him to the team.
“It’s a great honor, I’m especially happy [Johnson]Who’s the best tackle in the NFL, especially on the right side,” Jason Kelce told the AP.
Johnson, a second-time All-Pro, has missed the last two games with an adductor injury, but hopes to return when the No. 1-seeded Eagles host a divisional-round playoff game next week.
“We put a lot of time and effort into the game, especially as you get older you start to appreciate it,” Johnson told the AP.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs 16 first-time All-Pros. Jacobs led the NFL in rushing with 1,653 yards, scored 12 touchdowns and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. The Raiders had three first-team selections despite finishing 6-11.
“The year didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but of course it’s an honor to be selected,” Jacobs told the AP.
Jefferson, who has a league-best 128 catches and 1,809 yards, is a rookie offensive lineman. Miamiof Tyreek Hill did it for the fourth time and third time as a receiver. In his first season with the Dolphins, Hill had 119 catches for 1,710 yards and seven TDs. Attackers Davante Adams nodded for the third time. Adams had 100 receptions for 1,516 yards and 14 TDs in his first season in Las Vegas.
Mahomes was also an All-Pro in 2018 when he was named the NFL MVP. He led the league with 5,250 yards and 41 TDs, helping the Chiefs go 14-3 and win the AFC West title. in Philadelphia Jalen Horts received one first-team vote, just shy of Mahomes’ unanimous selection.
Cowboys are runners Micah Parsons49ers linebacker Fred Warner and Stiller security Minka Fitzpatrick the only returning All-Pros on defense. This is the third time for Fitzpatrick. Parsons, who had 13.5 sacks, turned it into his rookie season last year.
Bosa, Jones, Jets defensive lineman Quinn Williams, Crows linebacker Roquan Smith, Bills of exchange linebacker Matt Milan, Broncos angular Patrick Surtain II and Niners safety Discuss the content all earned their first All-Pro selections.
Bosa led the NFL with 18.5 sacks. Williams had 11.
“I tell my wife my goals every day and she keeps me accountable and makes sure I’m doing the right thing, which is to be a Pro Bowler and an All-Pro,” Williams told the AP. “All the work I’ve done to get this news has paid off and I have to keep doing the same thing.”
All six special teams players are first-timers: Raiders kicker Daniel CarlsonChiefs player Tommy Townsend, Packers kick returner Keysian Nixon, Patriots game returner Marcus Jones, Commanders special team Jeremy Reeves and Vikings long pit Andrew DePaola.
This was the first year for AP’s new voting system. Voters chose the first and second teams. The first team’s vote is worth three points, and the second team’s vote is worth one point.
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