Jefferson “Chiefs” Kelsey and the Vikings received first-team votes on Friday from all 50 members of a national panel of members of the media who regularly cover the league.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick MahomesSan Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa Chiefs defensive line Chris Jones They each received 49 of the 50 first-team votes. The Chiefs and Niners led the way with four players in the first team.
Gardner, the fourth overall pick by the New York Jets, was selected on all 50 ballots, receiving 43 first place votes. Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott was the last rookie named to the first team in 1981.
“This is a huge problem for me,” Gardner told the Associated Press. “It was one of my goals before training camp. It’s something I pray for. I worked so hard for it. It’s a real blessing for sure.”
Kells’ older brother, JasonHe also earned first-team honors for the fifth time in his career to stay one ahead of his award-winning brother. Fellow Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jason Kelsey is a right tackle Lynn Johnsonjoins him in the team.
“A great honor, especially happy [Johnson]He’s the best tackle in the NFL without a doubt, especially on the right side,” Jason Kelsey told the Associated Press.
Johnson, the second-ranked All-Pro, missed the previous two games with an adductor muscle injury, but hopes to return when the top-seeded Eagles host a divisional playoff game next week.
“We put a lot of time and effort into the game, especially as you get older, you start to cherish it,” Johnson told the AP.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs He is among the 16 first-time All-Pros. Jacobs led the NFL in rushing with 1,653 yards, scored 12 rushing touchdowns and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. The Raiders had three first-team selections despite finishing 6-11.
“The year certainly didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but, individually, it sure is an honor to be selected,” Jacobs told the AP.
Jefferson, who caught a league-best 128 passes and 1,809 receiving yards, is another newcomer on offense. Miami Terek Hill He made it his fourth and third time as a receiver. Hill caught 119 catches for 1,710 yards and seven catches in his first season with the Dolphins. widespread raiders Davant Adams I got the nod 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 NFL MVP. He led the league with 5,250 passing yards and 41 TDs, helping the Chiefs go 14-3 for their seventh straight AFC West title. Philadelphia Jalen Hurts He received one first-team vote, preventing Mahomes from being a unanimous selection.
Cowboy hasty edge Micah Parsons49ers linebacker Fred Warner and Steelers safety Minka Fitzpatrick They are the only returning All-Pros on defense. It’s the third time for Fitzpatrick. Parsons, who had 13.5 sacks, made it as a starting linebacker in his rookie season last year.
Bosa, Jones, Gates defensive line Quinn WilliamsCrows back Rochuan SmithBills back Matt MilanoBronco cornerback Patrick Sartain II and safety of Niners Talanoa Hofanga Everyone earned first All-Pro selections.
Bosa led the NFL with 18.5 sacks. Williams had 11.
“I tell my wife my goals every day so she can keep me accountable and make sure I’m doing the right thing and become a professional soccer professional,” Williams told the Associated Press. “For this news, all the work I’ve done has paid off and I have to keep doing the same.”
All six of the special teams players are also first players: Raiders Kicker Daniel CarlsonGambler heads Tommy TownsendBeams kick return Casen NixonPatriots punt returner Marcus JonesSpecial team leaders Jeremy Reeves The Vikings are long snappers Andrew DePaola.
This was the first year of the Associated Press’ new voting system. Voters chose a first team and a second team. The first team’s votes are worth three points, while the second team’s votes are worth one point.