Travis Kelce, Justin Jefferson Unanimous Selections to NFL All-Pro Team
The Associated Press named Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to its NFL All-Star team.
Jefferson and Kelce were the only two players to receive first-team votes from all 50 Associated Press All-Pro ballot voters. Jefferson has 128 receptions for 1,809 yards and eight touchdowns, while Kelce has 110 receptions for 1,338 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns.
Three players received 49 of the 50 first-place votes. Only one first-team ballot included Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs DT Chris Jones, and San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa.
The Chiefs and 49ers each had four first-team selections, with punter Tommy Townsend joining Mahomes, Jones, and Kelce. The 49ers also selected LB Fred Warner and S Talanoa Hufanga. Despite a disappointing season, the Raiders had three players on the first team. WR Davante Adams was selected in his first year in Las Vegas, and he was joined on the list by RB Josh Jacobs and K Daniel Carlson.
The Buffalo Bills made only one selection, LB Matt Milano, and no Cincinnati Bengals made the first team. If both teams win on Sunday, they will face each other in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Mahomes to be named MVP?With all but one first-team vote at quarterback, Mahomes is likely to win his second MVP award. The voting bloc that selects the All-Pro team also selects the MVP. If nearly everyone believes he was the best quarterback in the NFL this season, it's difficult to see how he won't be named MVP.
With a league-leading 5,250 pass yards and 41 passing touchdowns, Mahomes set the record for total offense by a quarterback. He also rushed for 358 yards and four touchdowns, a career high. Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles received the other first-team vote.
After earning the top seed in the AFC with a 14-3 record, the Chiefs will host a divisional round game. If the Chiefs win the AFC title game and face the Bills, Kansas City will technically host a fifth consecutive conference championship game, but the game will be played in Atlanta because the Bills played one fewer game than the Chiefs.
How the Voting Process WorkedThis was the first All-Pro ballot with the AP's 3-1 voting system. A player chosen for a voter's first team received three points, while a player chosen for a second team received one point. The player with the most points at each position made the first team.
Voters who did not select Mahomes, Bosa, or Jones for the first team named them to the second team.
First-team AP NFL All-Pro selectionOffense
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback
Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is a tight end.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins is a wide receiver.
Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
Trent Williams of the San Francisco 49ers
Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles
Cleveland Browns' LG Joel Bitonio
Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys, RG
Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers' Nick Bosa
Dallas Cowboys' Micah Parsons on the edge
Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs, defensive tackle
Quinnen Williams, New York Jets, DT
San Francisco 49ers LB Fred Warner
Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens, LB
Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano
Sauce Gardner, New York Jets CB
Patrick Surtain II, Denver Broncos, cornerback
S: Pittsburgh Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick
Talanoa Hufanga of the San Francisco 49ers
Daniel Carlson, Los Angeles Raiders
Tommy Townsend of the Kansas City Chiefs
Green Bay Packers' Keisean Nixon (KR).
Marcus Jones of the New England Patriots
Washington Commanders: Jeremy Reaves
Andrew DePaola of the Minnesota Vikings
The second team
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts
Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns, running back
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers, TE
Philadelphia Eagles WR AJ Brown
Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs
CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver
Andrew Thomas (New York Giants)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tristan Wirfs
Joe Thuney, LG, Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons, RG
Creed Humphrey of the Kansas City Chiefs
Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett on the edge
Philadelphia Eagles' Haason Reddick on the edge
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