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J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson are unanimous All-Pros

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson were the only unanimous selections on this season’s Associated Press All-Pro team.

The Associated Press revealed today that its panel of 50 voters all chose Watt and Peterson, making them the only players to be named on every All-Pro ballot. Two other players, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, were named on 49 of 50 ballots.

Few players are ever chosen as unanimous All-Pros, but it’s becoming old hat for Watt and Peterson: They were also the only unanimous selections for the 2012 season.

Although it’s only his fifth NFL season, this is actually Watt’s third time as a unanimous pick. Last year Watt and Rob Gronkowski were the only two unanimous picks.

In Watt and Peterson, we’re witnessing a couple of future Hall of Famers who are unequivocally among the best players at their positions.

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47 Responses to “J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson are unanimous All-Pros”
  1. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 8, 2016 1:41 PM

    I wish we had Adrian Peterson.

  2. freddieping77 says: Jan 8, 2016 1:43 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.

  3. felcus says: Jan 8, 2016 1:45 PM

    Post season yards-in-a-game rushing record coming Sunday.

  4. pftcancer says: Jan 8, 2016 1:46 PM

    freddieping77 says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:43 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.

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    Probably a combination of injuries and offensive pass interference calls.

  5. motsuret06 says: Jan 8, 2016 1:47 PM

    Cam Newton should have been a unanimous All Pro Selection this year. Screwed up voters must not be able to see the difference.

  6. joeflaccoallday says: Jan 8, 2016 1:48 PM

    Peterson best back of our generation… goat

  7. wtfru2 says: Jan 8, 2016 1:53 PM

    freddieping77 says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:43 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.
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    While Gronk was injured, Wahsingtons tight end Reed really came on. I’m sure he garnered several votes!

  8. jim699 says: Jan 8, 2016 1:54 PM

    Gronk missed some games and Barnidge and Eifert had great years.

  9. tridecagon says: Jan 8, 2016 1:54 PM

    Not sure how Aaron Donald wasn’t either, except that he plays for a bad team in flyover country. But there isn’t a more dominating D-Tackle in the league.

  10. bjwbrown2011 says: Jan 8, 2016 1:55 PM

    Well now we know Cam isnt the unanimous MVP.

  11. deflatedfootballs says: Jan 8, 2016 1:55 PM

    Which TE was better then Gronk? A voter can only name one TE? And a couple voters selected another TE then Gronk? Not surprised tho.. three people did not think Griffey Jr was a HOF’er so..

  12. redrew says: Jan 8, 2016 1:55 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.

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    He’s a Patriot and Roger has standing orders to persecute Patriots on all fronts

  13. hodor1579 says: Jan 8, 2016 1:58 PM

    How was Aaron Donald not unanimous?

  14. eslaught says: Jan 8, 2016 1:59 PM

    Not a Cam Newton fan, but he deserved to be a Unanimous selection. No QB is playing at his level right now.

  15. streetyson says: Jan 8, 2016 2:02 PM

    pftcancer says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:46 PM
    freddieping77 says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:43 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.
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    Probably a combination of injuries and offensive pass interference calls.
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    JJ had enough late/cheap shots, and even sometimes got flagged – by comparison Gronk’s OPI’s were mostly phantoms or his reactions to having defenders hanging all over him.

  16. kingfi says: Jan 8, 2016 2:03 PM

    Who didn’t vote for Luke Kuechly? Obviously someone who doesn’t watch him play.

  17. krismn22 says: Jan 8, 2016 2:05 PM

    I feel like AP being unanimous was a product of his lack of competition at his position…he had a GOOD year but let’s not act like 93ypg is his best work or anything.

  18. almighty1 says: Jan 8, 2016 2:05 PM

    Who was the dolt who didn’t vote for Antonio Brown?

  19. htowntexan says: Jan 8, 2016 2:15 PM

    i don’t get how Brian Hoyer wasn’t unanimous.

  20. steelhammer92 says: Jan 8, 2016 2:16 PM

    Whoever did not vote for Antonio Brown deserves to have his voter privilege removed.

  21. mototax says: Jan 8, 2016 2:32 PM

    Agree Luke Kuechly and Antonio Brown should have unanimous, along with Watt and Peterson! Not convinced Cam Newton is the best QB!

  22. thermanmerman99 says: Jan 8, 2016 2:54 PM

    The all pro HGH team

  23. johntonioholmes says: Jan 8, 2016 2:55 PM

    Brown got 49 votes last year too. Who thinks there are 2 receivers better than him? He probably would have had 2000 yards if he just had one more game with Ben.

  24. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 8, 2016 2:58 PM

    Down year for Gronk, not surprised he’s not unanimous.

    OPI? Puleeeeze, league directed calls. Every receiver in the game uses their hands the same as Gronk. He gets called for trying to un-attach defenders. When all of a sudden after 5 years you get more OPI calls then 30 other TEAMS, something is up.

  25. justintuckrule says: Jan 8, 2016 3:00 PM

    Odell is better than Brown. That’s where to votes went.

  26. leatherface2012 says: Jan 8, 2016 3:02 PM

    I AM BUMMED OUT BEYOND BELIEF . THEY CAUGHT EL CHAPO IN MEXICO. THAT SUCKS

  27. bigwinintx says: Jan 8, 2016 3:03 PM

    For all the guys criticizing Watt, you mean to tell me you wouldn’t want him on your team?

    Exactly!

  28. pats777 says: Jan 8, 2016 3:05 PM

    So Olson got the 2 non-Gronk votes, interesting.

  29. senatorblutarsky says: Jan 8, 2016 3:07 PM

    Little know fact. Adrian Peterson was also voted the lesser category of best whuppin’ giver.

  30. senatorblutarsky says: Jan 8, 2016 3:09 PM

    redrew says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:55 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.

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    He’s a Patriot and Roger has standing orders to persecute Patriots on all fronts
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    Oh, why us? Another crybaby Patsy comment.

  31. djaehne says: Jan 8, 2016 3:10 PM

    JJ Watt is the best player in the league, again.

  32. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 8, 2016 3:31 PM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:09 PM
    redrew says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:55 PM

    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.

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    He’s a Patriot and Roger has standing orders to persecute Patriots on all fronts
    ______________

    Oh, why us? Another crybaby Patsy comment.

    There’s more to life than trolling

  33. 2ruefan says: Jan 8, 2016 3:32 PM

    At HIS position..Yes.

  34. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 8, 2016 3:33 PM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:07 PM
    Little know fact. Adrian Peterson was also voted the lesser category of best whuppin’ giver.

    never a positive comment, low hanging fruit, pathetic.

  35. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 8, 2016 3:39 PM

    djaehne says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:10 PM
    JJ Watt is the best player in the league, again.

    Let’s not get carried away confusing popularity with performance. Do you really think AP types are impartial observers? We’ve seen them vote in guys who weren’t even active. AS pointed out by another comment, 3 of them didn’t think KGJ should get in. Politics & personal favorites/grudges are part of the formula.

    He’s good, even great and best at his position but best in the league? meh

  36. bridgeh2o says: Jan 8, 2016 3:51 PM

    Those that thought Adrian Peterson was done, we laugh.

    Peterson is the best of his generation.

    Even at 30, he leads the league at rushing.

    It was only an above average performance for him, but he had a season any RB dreams of.

    You are watching a football legend.

  37. helicopterpilot13 says: Jan 8, 2016 4:55 PM

    If Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald wasn’t unanimous, the vote is a sham. Lacks any credibility.

  38. sjm1717 says: Jan 8, 2016 5:04 PM

    Who is the moron who didn’t name brown?

  39. dexterismyhero says: Jan 8, 2016 5:10 PM

    @Treat manning like Brady says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:31 PM
    Not sure how Gronk wasn’t.

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    He’s a Patriot and Roger has standing orders to persecute Patriots on all fronts
    ______________

    Oh, why us? Another crybaby Patsy comment.

    There’s more to life than trolling
    =================================
    Says the Brady lover…smh

  40. jamarcuslives says: Jan 8, 2016 5:42 PM

    Which TE was better then Gronk? A voter can only name one TE? And a couple voters selected another TE then Gronk? Not surprised tho.. three people did not think Griffey Jr was a HOF’er so..

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Jordan Reed and Tyler Eifert.

  41. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2016 5:49 PM

    I couldn’t say that JJ is the best in the league overall…

    If you were starting a franchise today, JJ would be the 2nd player taken. It will almost ALWAYS be a QB taken first.

    But I’m not sure how you could argue that ANYONE other than a QB would be taken ahead of Justin James.

  42. dwhcic says: Jan 8, 2016 6:25 PM

    I’d take Aaron Donald over JJ Watt.

  43. jimlahey916 says: Jan 8, 2016 8:30 PM

    a joke that Antonio Brown wasnt unanimous. He destroyed the league again this year and was without Ben for 4 games

  44. trozenfundra says: Jan 8, 2016 10:33 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:02 PM
    I AM BUMMED OUT BEYOND BELIEF . THEY CAUGHT EL CHAPO IN MEXICO. THAT SUCKS
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    We always suspected that as a Vikings fan you had to be on something. Maybe now that your supplier has been busted the delusions will end?

  45. bill4544 says: Jan 9, 2016 11:20 AM

    Amazing a kid beater pleas down to a lesser chargeand gets in the probowl, Pete Rose gambles andis banned for life , just amazing .

  46. Moudabo says: Jan 9, 2016 3:14 PM

    I guess that 50th voter still thinks
    Luke Kuechly is overrated, and that
    Antonio Brown is too short to be considered
    an elite WR.

    Or more likely, he was just plain stinkin’ drunk
    when he filled out his ballot.

  47. glclemg says: Jan 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    I see a super hero movie in J.J. Watts future. Guy has some guns.

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