Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

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The Associated Press has announced the results of this year’s All-Pro voting and two players were selected as first-team choices by all 50 voters.

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got the unanimous nod after setting a new record for receptions during the 2019 season. Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined Thomas in that category. Both players have made the first-team two straight years.

Projected MVP Lamar Jackson got 47-of-50 votes at quarterback. Russell Wilson of the Seahawks got the other three votes.

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey wound up with 45 votes, although they were split between running back and the flex spot created to reflect the way offenses are set up now. He wound up winning the vote at both spots after picking up more than 1,000 yards as a runner and receiver his season.

The entire first- and second-teams are listed below:

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

Quarterback: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore.

Running Back: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina.

Flex: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina.

Tight End:  George Kittle, San Francisco.

Wide Receivers: Michael Thomas, New Orleans; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston.

Left Tackle: Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore.

Right Tackle: Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans.

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis.

Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas.

Center: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

Edge Rushers: Chandler Jones, Arizona; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh.

Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh.

Linebackers: Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Demario Davis, New Orleans; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota.

Cornerbacks: Stephon Gilmore, New England; Tre’Davious White, Buffalo.

Safeties: Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh.

Defensive Back: Marcus Peters, Baltimore; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City; and Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore (tied with seven votes each).

FIRST-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore.

Punter: Brett Kern, Tennessee.

Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago.

Punt Returner: Deonte Harris, New Orleans.

Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, New England.

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seattle.

Running Back: Derrick Henry, Tennessee.

Flex: Derrick Henry, Tennessee.

Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City.

Wide Receivers: Julio Jones, Atlanta; Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay.

Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay.

Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City.

Left Guard: Joel Bitonio, Cleveland; Joe Thuney, New England (tied with three votes each).

Right Guard: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore.

Center: Rodney Hudson, Oakland.

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

Edge Rushers: Shaq Barrett, Tampa Bay; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans.

Interior Linemen: Grady Jarrett, Atlanta; DeForest Buckner, San Francisco.

Linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh.

Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, San Francisco; Marcus Peters, Baltimore.

Safeties: Justin Simmons, Denver; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City.

SECOND-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Josh Lambo, Jacksonville.

Punter: Tress Way, Washington.

Kick Returner: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City.

Punt Returner: Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh.

Special Teamer: Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago; J.T. Gray, New Orleans (tied with three votes each).

74 responses to “Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

  1. They should publish who voted for each player. The 3 guys who voted for Russell Wilson over Lamar shouldn’t be able to vote in the future.

  2. Year after year I feel that Devin McCourty is so underrated.

    If you name isn’t BB or Tom Brady you seem to get penalized for being a Patriot and going 12-4. Even if you have the NFL top defense if your not BB or TB12 you are not getting recognition.

  3. Julio Jones deserved to be 1st team. It’s kind of like how Lebron James loses out regularly for MVP, but everyone knows he’s the best player in the world.

  4. Running Back: Derrick Henry, Tennessee.

    Flex: Derrick Henry, Tennessee.
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    Oakie doakie. SMH.

  5. If Gilmore is all pro, Devante Parker must be all world.

    DVP ran past, around and through Gilmore. Should’ve had 200 yards on him if Fitz doesn’t overthrow that seam route that Parker roasted Gilmore on.

  6. Tre White had much better stats then Gilmore, he is the one who should have been picked 1st….

  7. Za’Darius Smith leads the league in QB pressures despite being double-teamed more than any other player in the league according to PFF, yet can’t even get 2nd Team honors? Talk about a snub. TJ Watt is getting too much recognition based off his last name if you ask me…

  8. I know it’s only his first year dominating, but Shaq Barret had 19.5 sacks, and took over entire games, he should be 1st team over TJ Watt. Watt is talented, and had a great season, but only had 14.5 sacks and his reputation is inflated a bit by his name, no disrespect.

  9. Happy to see Tress Way make it. He actually deserved it last year when he set an NFL record with 41 IN20s and 0 TBs, but it often takes a year or two for performance to translate into the reputation that gets you chosen for these teams.

  10. Some weird stuff going on here. Someone already noted the flexes being duplicates. Meanwhile, Marcus Peters, Tyrann Matthieu, and Cordarelle Patterson made both first team and second team.

  11. RB Aaron Jones has 19 TD’s, over 1500 yards from scrimmage this season, and is averaging 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and he’s not worthy of an All Pro Nod.
    And people tell me these lists aren’t a joke.

  12. 1 bad game for Gilmore against the Dolphins that the whole D sleptwalked thru an you haters want him dropped to honorable mention …..cmon man he’s as shutdown as it gets

  13. The two Miami fans dissing Gilmore need to go to NFL coaching school. Miami coaches, who knew NE tendencies, game-planned well and, surprisingly, NE did not adjust.

    Fitzpatrick was well prepared and Parker ran routes that exploited Cover 1, Cover 2 and Cover 0 at different stages.

    I am not saying Parker didn’t have a great game and that Gilmore played well, he didn’t. But that was mostly due to scheme.

  14. Who cares who makes All Pro other than the players?

    Congrats to them but it’s a team game, not fantasy football.

  15. Sure Peters has had a good season, but I didn’t realize he was so good he’s both first and second team.

  16. The mirror for the flex position on both teams is pointless.
    Rusher 1: D. Henry, CMC Flex
    Rusher 2: N. Chubb, Zeke Flex

    Honorable mention to Chris Carson in either the 1 or 2 position if he didn’t get injured.

  17. nyctraffic says:
    January 3, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Julio Jones deserved to be 1st team. It’s kind of like how Lebron James loses out regularly for MVP, but everyone knows he’s the best player in the world.

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    I agree Julio should’ve probably been there over Hopkins, but Mike Thomas is the best WR in the NFL these days, not Julio. Julio is 31 years old now and not the same player he was 4-5 years ago.

  18. Funny how NE fans say they have best D. I would say SF or even Balt D is much more formidable, and that NE’s system is what causes it’s success – not individual All-pro play, outside of Gilmore.

  19. nyneal says:
    January 3, 2020 at 1:28 pm
    RB Aaron Jones has 19 TD’s, over 1500 yards from scrimmage this season, and is averaging 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and he’s not worthy of an All Pro Nod.
    And people tell me these lists aren’t a joke.

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    Because McCaffrey and Henry both have more yards from scrimmage, better ypc, & the same amount of total touchdowns?

  20. They need to fix how the AP slots are awarded so that once a guy wins one slot he can’t win another. It isn’t as if all the first team winners also take all the second team spots too, so why allow the RB and “Flex” entries to overlap? The same issue happened in the past when an “Edge” pass rusher could win (and it has happened) at both DE and OLB. Give the guy the slot where he got more votes, and then choose next up on the list for the other. Seriously.

  21. I dont really have a dog in the fight and TJ Watt is a phenomenal player but how Cam Jordan continues to get overlooked is unreal. That guy is a monster in every phase of the game. He has dang near 16 sacks and you cant even run to his side of the field. Crazy.

  22. I know Marcus Peters has had a resurgence in Baltimore but I’m not sure how you can put a zone corner who cant and won’t cover the #1 wr on any team as a first team all pro. I’m sure thats not how the AP looks at it but if you’re looking at the best corners in the game you probably dont even consider anyone outside of Gillmore, White, Lattimore.

  23. kevo126 says:
    They should publish who voted for each player. The 3 guys who voted for Russell Wilson over Lamar shouldn’t be able to vote in the future.
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    Why? Russell did more with less. Bottom line; he’s better than Lamar. Lamar will be a one or two year flash in the pan until he gets his first leg injury. Wilson is an easy first ballot Hall of Famer if he never played another down.

  24. Glad Ryan Ramczyk finally gets his due. All he did this year was shut down JJ Watt, Kahlil Mack, Shaquill Barrett and this list can keep going. Also glad Demario Davis got acknowledged, he’s only been the Saints greatest FA acquisition other than a guy named Drew Brees. As a LSU fan glad to Tre White also get what he deserves. I would also put Cam Jordan over TJ Watt but that’s just the homer in me talking.

  25. Henry should be the 1st team running back and McCaffrey should be the 1st team flex. Chubb should be 2nd team running back (and whoever flex).

    It makes no sense that one player can be voted in and win both positions.

  26. I like what Nick Chubb did…. but it was a great year for RBs….

    McCaffrey, Henry, Cook, Jones should all be selected before Chubb

  27. Kittle over Kelce is hilarious. The guy has put up numbers that have never been seen at the TE position in NFL history but continues to get overlooked for someone else. 4th in the league in receiving only behind a few scrubs named Michael Thomas and Julio Jones.

  28. J K says:

    January 3, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Kittle over Kelce is hilarious. The guy has put up numbers that have never been seen at the TE position in NFL history but continues to get overlooked for someone else. 4th in the league in receiving only behind a few scrubs named Michael Thomas and Julio Jones.
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    Kittle is 10x the blocker and wins games by himself. Kelce is pretty good at catching passes, almost as good at it as Zach Ertz.

  29. Where is Devante Parker, he roasted Gilmore last week.
    I guess Gilmore is automatically picked everytime, like a few others.

  30. So why have a flex position if both are gonna be occupied by the same running back why not CMC 1st team rb and Henry 1st team flex….

  31. grant35 says:
    January 3, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Funny how NE fans say they have best D. I would say SF or even Balt D is much more formidable, and that NE’s system is what causes it’s success – not individual All-pro play, outside of Gilmore.
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    got news for you, SF, BAL and every team in the NFL has a system defense.

  32. WHAT??? Jamal Adams was named All-Pro??? But the genius Pats fan has told us over and over again that Jamal Adams is overrated. I don’t understand this. Someone needs to tell the Associated Press they made a mistake.

  33. I understand the Lions are the Lions, but it’s unfortunate that Golladay didn’t at least get 2nd team. Led the league in TDs, while playing half the season with backups at QB.

    And Jamal Agnew has a punt returned for a TD AND a kickoff return for a TD. Seems like that should’ve received some recognition.

  34. Great to see Demario Davis get his due. Despite not being the brand name some others at LB are, he is a complete player who is very good in coverage, blitzes and run support. After all the defensive FA signings like Jairus Byrd, Jason David and Brandon Browner they finally hit it big on one.

  35. Gilmore was one on one against Parker the whole game and couldn’t cover him… Gilmore is good but he can’t cover Parker.

  36. Nick Chubb not making it is a crime. Second most rushing yards with a average line and a moron for play caller!! Shaq Barrett not being first team is the crime of this century!!

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