Travis Kelce and Justin Jefferson are unanimous decisions for The Related Press 2022 NFL All-Professional Staff, and Sauce Gardner is the primary rookie cornerback chosen in 41 years.
The Chiefs’ Kelce and the Vikings’ Jefferson acquired first-team votes Friday from all 50 members of a nationwide panel of media members who recurrently cowl the league.
Kansas Metropolis quarterback Patrick Mahomes, San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa and Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones every received 49 of fifty first-team votes. The Chiefs and Niners led the way in which with 4 gamers every on the primary staff.
Gardner, the fourth general decide by the New York Jets, was named on all 50 ballots, receiving 43 first-place votes. Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Ronnie Lott was the final rookie cornerback chosen for the primary staff in 1981.
“That’s a giant deal to me,” Gardner informed the AP. “It was one among my targets earlier than coaching camp. It’s one thing I pray for. I labored so arduous for it. It’s a real blessing for certain.”
Kelce’s older brother, Jason, additionally earned first-team honors for the fifth time in his profession to remain one forward of his pass-catching brother. Jason Kelce’s fellow Philadelphia Eagles linemate, proper sort out Lane Johnson, joins him on the squad.
“Huge honor, particularly glad for (Johnson) who’s the most effective sort out within the NFL with out query, particularly on the best facet,” Jason Kelce informed the AP.
Johnson, a second-time All-Professional, has missed the previous two video games with an adductor damage however hopes to return when the No. 1 seed Eagles host a divisional spherical playoff sport subsequent week.
“We put in numerous effort and time within the sport, particularly as you become old, you begin to cherish it,” Johnson informed the AP.
Las Vegas Raiders working again Josh Jacobs is among the many 16 first-time All-Execs. Jacobs led the NFL in dashing with 1,653 yards, scored 12 touchdowns dashing and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. The Raiders had three first-team picks regardless of ending 6-11.
“The 12 months positively didn’t go the way in which we needed it to however, individually, it’s positively an honor to be chosen,” Jacobs informed the AP.
Jefferson, who had a league-best 128 catches and 1,809 yards receiving, is the opposite newcomer on offense. Miami’s Tyreek Hill made it for the fourth time, third as a receiver. Hill had 119 catches for 1,710 yards and 7 TDs in his first season with the Dolphins. Raiders wideout Davante Adams received the nod for a 3rd time. Adams had 100 receptions for 1,516 yards and 14 TDs in his first season in Las Vegas.
Cowboys proper guard Zack Martin is a six-time All-Professional, 49ers left sort out Trent Williams and Browns left guard Joel Bitonio made it for the second straight season.
Mahomes additionally was an All-Professional in 2018 when he was the NFL MVP. He led the league with 5,250 yards passing and 41 TDs, serving to the Chiefs go 14-3 to seize their seventh straight AFC West title. Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts received one first-team vote, stopping Mahomes from being a unanimous selection.
Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons, 49ers linebacker Fred Warner and Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick are the one returning All-Execs on protection. It’s a 3rd time for Fitzpatrick. Parsons, who had 13 1/2 sacks, made it as a linebacker his rookie season final 12 months.
Bosa, Jones, Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith, Payments linebacker Matt Milano, Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II and Niners security Talanoa Hufanga all earned their first All-Professional choice.