Manning, Sherman and Mathis among AP first team All-Pros

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We’ll have to wait a while for the NFL’s individual awards to be handed out, but the wait for the unveiling of this year’s Associated Press All-Pro team has come to an end.

The organization released the results of voting for the first and second teams on Friday and the identity of the first-team quarterback likely comes as no surprise. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set new single-season records for passing yards and touchdowns in 2013, making him an easy choice for the league’s top quarterback during the regular season. It is the seventh time Manning has been named a first team All-Pro.

The AP did not name a second-team quarterback, the only position left unfilled on that unit, because Manning was a unanimous selection by the 50 voters.

The entire teams are:

First Team Offense

Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Denver

Running Backs: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Carolina

Tight End: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans

Wide Receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Josh Gordon, Cleveland

Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Philadelphia

Guards: Louis Vasquez, Denver; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia

Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina

Kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore.

Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota

First Team Defense

Defensive Ends: J.J. Watt, Houston; Robert Quinn, St. Louis

Defensive Tackles: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit

Outside Linebackers: Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay

Inside Linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle; Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Berry, Kansas City

Punter: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis

Second Team Offense

Quarterback: None

Running Backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Oakland

Tight End: Vernon Davis, San Francisco

Wide Receivers: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh

Tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco

Guards: Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay

Center: Alex Mack, Cleveland

Placekicker: Matt Prater, Denver

Kick Returner: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City

Second Team Defense

Defensive Ends: Mario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina

Defensive Tackles: Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee, and Justin Smith, San Francisco

Outside Linebackers: Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco

Inside Linebackers: Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona

Cornerbacks: Aqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee

Safeties: Eric Weddle, San Diego; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, T.J. Ward, Cleveland, Devin McCourty, New England, and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants

Punter: Brandon Fields, Miami

58 responses to “Manning, Sherman and Mathis among AP first team All-Pros

  1. That second team all-Pro defense will be fierce, especially going from the 6-4-9 formation. Those eight extra dudes should really make it stout!

  2. More proof that the media shouldn’t be voting for any awards.

    The list of undeserving is a long one. They pick Tolbert because he scores some TDs, not because they know fullback play. Vasquez had an average year. JJ Watt is very overrated– multiple games where he just disappears, got handled pretty well by non-name players-Jeromey Clary for instance, also had multiple games with ZERO tackles, one tackle, two tackles.

  3. Unlike the Pro Bowl voting, which has long been viewed as a complete farce, the AP gets it right; Lavonte David and Evan Mathis both make the first team All-Pro and are nowhere to be found on the Pro Bowl roster, even though Mathis is the best guard in football and David is the best 4-3 LB in football.

    Thank you, AP, for not embarrassing yourself.

  4. Burfict should have been first team. Oh yeah, also, he is an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense, not an inside linebacker.

  5. hey richard sherman, we can play in the probowl, just stay away from me and dont speak to me or you’ll be sucking your food through a straw!!

    NaVorro Bowman

  6. Eddie Lacey over Marshawn Lynch…hilarious! I’ll we can do is hope Seattle meets the Packers in the playoffs. Seattle’s defensive front will destroy Lacey while Marshawn will run through Green Bay’s front 7.
    But you did get the secondary right. 3 out of the 5 of the Legion of Boom made it.

  7. I find it interesting how the Colts (11-5) have one All Pro and the a Browns (4-12) have 5.

    I’m not making the argument that there should be more Colts in the team as quite frankly I don’t think any other player deserves on that roster but it’s interesting to see how a team with so many more all pros can do so much worse. Can’t just be the coaching can it?

  8. I think that this list is solid and got most of it right. I think the biggest problem is at RB, where Forte and Lynch both seem to be more deserving than Lacy and even AP. Peterson had a solid year, but it seems like the reputation that he’s built up and the year he had last year got him on the list more than his performance this year. Lacy had a nice year as well, and finished strong, but Lynch and Forte both had better numbers.

  9. I’m no expert like the writers or NFL staff that puts together the pro-bowl ballot, but both had Burfict as an ILB, but he plays WLB in a 4-3, could somebody explain the conundrum for me?

  10. #1 defense in all of football and not one defensive lineman voted?

    Mebane and Bryant McDaniel and ,,, well you get the idea. A joke.

  11. To further illustrate his unparalleled regular season résumé, Manning’s 7 first-team appearances are by far the most all-time. Montana, Marino, Young, and Favre are next with 3 apiece.

  12. So are you telling me that as a joke one voter could have put Brandon Weeden on the ballot and by default he would have been second team All Pro?

  13. How did Patrick Peterson’s overrated ass make 1st team All Pro? Dude gets incinerated to a crisp in literally every single game I see of him.

  14. Only one Saint made the whole list. Ha ha. That’s crazy. Oh well awards don’t mean nothing in my fan book. I’m one fan that cares about one thing and one thing only. Super Bowl wins. We got one and that’s more than alot of teams. Ha Ha! Geaux Saints!

  15. From a Bucs Fan’s perspective, this is how the Pro Bowl should have looked for us. Lavonte David played out of his mind this year, and if we were better as a team he would be getting DPOY consideration.

    Revis was our best corner by a long shot, but not top 5 in the league. Seemed like he was still on the mend and getting his quickness back most of the season. Hopefully he’s fully rehabbed and back to island status next year. Under Lovie this defense has a chance to be great.

  16. Good to see Evan Mathis finally getting some mainstream recognition. He’s been an elite guard for 3 straight seasons now. Good work out of the AP.

  17. I can think of 3-4 running backs off the top of my head. That were more deserving than Lacy.

  18. There is no 2nd team QB because Manning got all 50 votes.

    As for Eddie Lacy, that’s a joke right? He had a sold year but Matt Forte had more rushing yards, more TD’s and twice as many receiving yards as Lacy.

  19. Look, I’m a fan of the Cardinals and Patrick Peterson and watched all the games this year, but I’m sorry he was not one of the top two corners in the league this year.

  20. So wait…if you one vote for once per position, and the leftovers are named to the second team, then that means that somebody voted Eddie Lacy to the first team?

  21. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    Jan 3, 2014 1:19 PM

    hey richard sherman, we can play in the probowl, just stay away from me and dont speak to me or you’ll be sucking your food through a straw!!

    NaVorro Bowman
    ********
    Having anger issues today?

  22. winstonjed44 says:
    Jan 3, 2014 1:36 PM

    How does the 2nd team play without a QB?
    ********
    Ask the Texans….they’ve been doing it all year.

  23. Burfict over Willis? Give me a break. Both Willis and Bowman are top 4 ILBs, they just happen to play on the same defense and have fewer opportunities to inflate their stats.

  24. I just can’t see a scenario where Marshawn Lynch doesn’t make second-team All-Pro. He runs harder and makes more valuable yardage than most people really understand. If it’s fourth down and 2 yards with one minute in the game and I need a first down to get me a little closer to the field goal posts… I want Marshawn Lynch carrying the ball over any other player in the league. However, I understand why he’s not first-team All-Pro.

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