Tom Brady, Aaron Donald among unanimous choices for 2010s All-Decade team

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee voted on which players would be named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2010s and the results of that vote were announced on Monday.

Eight players were unanimous choices, including Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Brady, who played the entire decade for the Patriots, was also a member of the All-Decade team for the 2000s. He’s joined as a repeat honoree by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Washington running back Adrian Peterson, former Browns tackle Joe Thomas, former Ravens guard Marshal Yanda, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Broncos linebacker Von Miller and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker are the other unanimous selections.

Darren Sproles was named to the team at two spots. Sproles, who retired near the end of last season, was selected as a punt returner and offensive flex player.

The entire list of selections is below.

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers.

Running back: Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones.

Flex: Darren Sproles.

Tight end: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce.

Offensive tackle: Jason Peters, Tyron Smith, Joe Staley, Joe Thomas.

Offensive guard: Jahri Evans, Logan Mankins, Zack Martin, Marshal Yanda.

Center: Alex Mack, Maurkice Pouncey.

Defensive end: Calais Campbell, Cameron Jordan, Julius Peppers, J.J. Watt.

Defensive tackle: Geno Atkins, Fletcher Cox, Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh.

Linebacker: Chandler Jones, Luke Kuechly, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Bobby Wagner, Patrick Willis.

Cornerback: Patrick Peterson, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman.

Safety: Eric Berry, Earl Thomas, Eric Weddle.

Defensive back: Chris Harris, Tyrann Mathieu.

Punter: Johnny Hecker, Shane Lechler.

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski, Justin Tucker.

Punt returner: Tyreek Hill, Darren Sproles.

Kick returner: Devin Hester, Cordarrelle Patterson.

Coach: Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll

61 responses to “Tom Brady, Aaron Donald among unanimous choices for 2010s All-Decade team

  1. GM: Bill Belichick. Built a 2nd dynasty through his drafts.

    Costs kept down, never in cap hell. Ever.

  2. Please stop calling Brady the Buccaneers QB for this honor…at least call him the former Patriots QB.

  3. Aaron Rodgers, really? I’ll take Russ Wilson out of consideration, because I am a Seattle backer. I’d still put Brees ahead of Rodgers. He (AR) has not been “that guy” for the past 4-5 years. Realky, since the 2013 NFCCG, he has not been great.

    The rest of them, I won’t argue with, though Pete Carroll’s spot could have easily been Mike Tomlin’s. Not a lot of guys actually coached the whole decade, that is its own achievement really

  4. JJ Watt was a 3x DPOY and isn’t unanimous?!

    Also Aaron Rodgers and his 2 Mvps > Drew Brees and his 0 MVPs

  5. The Money Badger® makes this team? Seriously?? He never has been able to cover a tight end and lost a step years ago after his 2nd knee surgery.

  6. For real though. LeSean McCoy maybe, but Frank Gore? No. And let’s be very real, Adrian Peterson is on there for his years with the Vikings.

  7. Pouncey and Mack over Kelce and Frederick… curious. I get Frederick maybe didn’t have the tenure, but no Jason Kelce is a bad oversight.

  8. Brees is an all time great stats QB. 2x MVP Rodgers carries his team to victories.

  9. Good List, represents 2010-2020 well. Alex Mack edges Unger, and Khalil at center. Would like to see a third coach. Tyreek Hill has had a fantastic But only 4 years at PR but there’s no one else worthy of replacing him with.

  10. “Hey buddy, you were supposed to list Jadeveon Clowney under DE.”

    -Clowney’s agent

  11. Novarro Bowman deserves to be there. Much more dominant and consistent than Jones or Wagner and the popcorn throwers

  12. I’m just here to see the Viking trolls crying about Rodgers being on the list. I’d go so far as to say nobody played better than him 2010-2017 and he should be ahead of Brady.

  13. Aaron Rogers over Brees is a joke. Since he plays for Green Bay that gives him extra points I guess. The rest of the list is pretty solid

  14. Good list. I agree that Brees and Wilson could have made the list along with Rogers. I don’t think you would hear any complaints if Kam Chancellor made the list too.

  15. Wow, NFC West with 12 players. The Patriots have 8 on their own, and the Seahawks have 5

  16. electricboogalo says:
    April 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Brees is an all time great stats QB. 2x MVP Rodgers carries his team to victories.
    —————–
    Brees has a better win % and both are basically .500 in the playoffs

  17. electricboogalo says:
    April 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm
    Brees is an all time great stats QB. 2x MVP Rodgers carries his team to victories.
    //////////
    Brees: 95 victories since 2010. 345 TDs, 1 SB
    Rodgers: 96 victories. 305 TDs, 1 SB

  18. usdcoyotesfan says:
    April 6, 2020 at 1:46 pm
    Larry Fitzgerald and no Jordy Nelson, LOL
    /////////
    You’re joking, right?

  19. I see Antonio Brown on this list and just can’t believe how someone can have it all…. and throw it all away. Success is fleeting. Appreciate it if you have it.

  20. Sproles was named as the “Offensive Flex Position”. I wasn’t aware that was a position.

  21. I wouldn’t put Rodgers OR Brees 2nd – both hugely underachieved and overpaid. Wilson is on the same track. Roethlisberger too. Peyton Manning could be there except for the HGH scandal. Newton, no. Luck, no. Ryan, no… Damn, I gotta go with Philip Rivers – who at least can be said to have done the most with the weakest team and coaching around him.

  22. No Harrison smith? He’s been the best safety for 5 years. And among the best since he got in the league. Better than Weddle and berry.

  23. Chris Harris Jr?

    I assume that is the Chris Harris they are talking about here.

    All-Decade? Good player but damn I have some others names here. Js.

  24. Justin Smith got hosed. During his five year run from 2010-2014 he was arguably the NFL’s most dominant defensive lineman. He should have been the third or fourth DL selected after Watt and Donald, alongside Peppers.

  25. 2 Wisconsin Badgers unanimous selections. Only school that had that. On Wisconsin.

  26. tylawspick6 says:
    April 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    GM: Bill Belichick. Built a 2nd dynasty through his drafts.

    Costs kept down, never in cap hell. Ever.

    ———-

    He has the Patriots in “Cap Hell” right now. He is paying $25M for two guys that are not even on the team! And he has some guy named Jarett Stidham as his QB going into the season!!

  27. That there’s lots of debate (and no clear answer) for the #2 QB, and no debate at all over the #1 QB – for this decade or previous one – tells us everything we need to know about a GOAT career.

    Signed, Cowboys fan

  28. Rodgers over Brees. No doubt Brees is a legend- but his only super bowl happened in 2009(last decade ) , and no mvp’s., and he has like 3 7-9 seasons too.

  29. I do not understand the criteria for this. I’m not knocking Aaron Rodgers. He is very good. However, Rodgers’ career high in passing yards would rank as Drew Brees’ 7th best season of the decade. Yards are not the only factor but an objective review of their play during the decade shows Brees should clearly rank above Rodgers.

  30. Gerald McCoy got robbed of a spot on this list for Fletcher Cox, I’m sorry to any Eagles fan who will be offended by the comment by McCoy was absolutely more dominant this past decade than Cox was by almost every metric and should’ve gotten the nod over him.

  31. Also Patrick Willis absolutely did not deserve a spot on this list, there is no way you couldn’t find an LB other than Kuechly or Wagner who weren’t able to outperform he did in 5 years with the 49ers in the 2010s. Guys like Dont’a Hightower, C.J. Mosley, Lavonte David, and Derrick Johnson would all have been much more deserving of the spot, cause they all much better 2010s.

  32. As a Vikings fan, I can safely say that the ones discrediting Rodgers and propping up Brees aren’t Vikings fans, those are Saints fans.

  33. It’s really wonderful to see Aaron Rodgers recognized, along with the great Tom Brady, on this list, especially when you consider all of the amazing QBs who’ve graced our gridirons over the last decade.

    It’s a subjective honor, where a great many players could’ve been considered at almost every position.
    Obviously, by the comments, many fans seem to think that other players are more deserving of the honor, but, such is sports.
    I’m sure the voters took into account the full body of work when making their decision, instead of just cherry picking one or two stats, or achievements, like so many haters tend to do.

    Congrats to every NFL player who made this prestigious list.
    And if you still take this so seriously that you’re angry over the fact that your least favorite player is on it, or your favorite was omitted, you can always go back and just blame the refs.

  34. Kam Chancellor should be on the team. He changed the way other team’s offenses played the Seahawks defensive. It’s true, he got hurt and ended his career a few years before his time. However, he played plenty of years and was pro bowl selected 4 times. If you were selecting a safety you would take Chancellor over Weddel.

  35. tombombadill says:
    April 6, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    As a Vikings fan, I can safely say that the ones discrediting Rodgers and propping up Brees aren’t Vikings fans, those are Saints fans.

    So says the Vikings‘ fan and your front office that just signed Cousins to a cap-relief extension. Yes, you came into our house during the playoffs and beat us but I think we know which team will fair better next season or the season following that one.

    After that extension was signed by Cousins, Diggs (your best playmaker), was caught running through traffic to get out of the twin cities!

  36. Brees: 95 victories since 2010. 345 TDs, 1 SB
    Rodgers: 96 victories. 305 TDs, 1 SB
    ——
    Completely omitting the fact that Rodgers missed most of 2 seasons with the collarbones. Makes the 96 victories stand out a little more. A comparison of post season appearances and mvp awards makes the gap even larger.

  37. Also remember that Brees sb win comes with a big * due to bounty-gate. Saints should have never made the dance.

  38. Tough call behind Brady at QB. Rodgers, Brees, and Wilson all have their many merits.

  39. tylawspick6 says:
    April 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    GM: Bill Belichick. Built a 2nd dynasty through his drafts.
    Costs kept down, never in cap hell. Ever.
    ———————————————————
    Well, until now. Lots of holes to fill and second lowest cap money to spend in the league. As a Pats fan it’s “In Bill We Trust” but this year it’s going to take trust and a whole lot of faith.

  40. Lousy decade when you think of the “best” and then look at some of the names on this list.

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