2021 NFL All-Pro Team: Aaron Rodgers bests Tom Brady for top spot; T.J. Watt among five unanimous selections

Fri, Jan 14, 2022
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2021 NFL All-Pro Team: Aaron Rodgers bests Tom Brady for top spot; T.J. Watt among five unanimous selections

Two quarterbacks battling for MVP honors were included on the Associated Press' 2021 All-Pro Team. Aaron Rodgers was named a first team All-Pro for the fourth time and second straight year. Tom Bradywas a second team selection. His last All-Pro honor came in 2017 during his MVP season.

The All-Pro rosters, which were voted on by a national panel of 50 media members, included five players who were unanimously selected: Rams receiver Cooper Kupp, Packers wideout Davante Adams, Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Steelers pass- rusher T.J. Watt, and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Along with Rodgers and Brady, each of these players are candidates to win league MVP, which will be unveiled the night before Super Bowl LVI.

Here's a complete look at the 2021 All-Pro Team, as well as the number of votes each player received.

Quarterback

  • Aaron Rodgers, Packers (34)
  • Tom Brady, Buccaneers (16)

Running back

  • Jonathan Taylor, Colts (50)

Tight end

  • Mark Andrews, Ravens (41)
  • Travis Kelce, Chiefs (9)

Receiver

  • Davante Adams, Packers (50)
  • Cooper Kupp, Rams (50)
  • Deebo Samuel, 49ers (21)
  • Justin Jefferson, Vikings (20)
  • Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals (9)

Left tackle

  • Trent Williams, 49ers (46)
  • Rashawn Slater, Chargers (2)
  • Orlando Brown Jr., Chiefs (1)
  • Tyron Smith, Cowboys (1)

Right tackle

  • Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers (37)
  • Lane Johnson, Eagles (10)
  • Brian O'Neill, Vikings (3)

Left guard

  • Joel Bitonio, Browns (28)
  • Quenton Nelson, Colts (13)
  • Joe Thuney, Chiefs (6)
  • Ali Marpet, Buccaneers (2)
  • Rodger Saffold, Titans (1)

Right guard

  • Zack Martin, Cowboys (46)
  • Wyatt Teller, Browns (2)
  • Shaq Mason, Patriots (1)
  • Brandon Scherff, Washington (1)

Center

  • Jason Kelce, Eagles (21)
  • Corey Linsley, Chargers (11)
  • Creed Humphrey, Chiefs (10)
  • Ryan Jensen, Buccaneers (5)
  • Ryan Kelly, Colts (3)

Edge rushers

  • T.J. Watt, Steelers (50)
  • Myles Garrett, Browns (29)
  • Robert Quinn, Bears (9)
  • Maxx Crosby, Raiders (6)
  • Nick Bosa, 49ers (5)
  • Joey Bosa, Chargers (1)

Interior lineman

  • Aaron Donald, Rams (50)
  • Cam Heyward, Steelers (19)
  • Chris Jones, Chiefs (10)
  • Jeffery Simmons, Titans (10)
  • DeForest Buckner, Colts (5)
  • Kenny Clark, Packers (5)
  • Vita Vea, Buccaneers (2)
  • Jonathan Allen, Washington (2)

Linebackers

  • Micah Parsons, Cowboys (46)
  • Darius Leonard, Colts (44)
  • De'Vondre Campbell, Packers (18)
  • Demario Davis, Saints (10)
  • Roquan Smith, Bears (10)
  • Bobby Wagner, Seahawks (7)
  • Lavonte David, Buccaneers (3)
  • Matthew Judon, Patriots (3)
  • Denzel Perryman, Raiders (2)
  • Foye Oluokun, Falcons (2)
  • C.J. Mosley, Jets (1)
  • Jordyn Brooks, Seahawks (1)
  • Devin White, Buccaneers (1)
  • Matt Milano, Bills (1)
  • Tremaine Edmunds, Bills (1)

Cornerbacks

  • Trevon Diggs, Cowboys (33)
  • Jalen Ramsey, Rams (32)
  • J.C. Jackson, Patriots (25)
  • A.J. Terrell, Falcons (8)
  • Darius Slay, Eagles (1)
  • Marshon Lattimore, Saints (1)

Safeties

  • Kevin Byard, Titans (41)
  • Jordan Poyer, Bills (12)
  • Budda Baker, Cardinals (10)
  • Justin Simmons, Broncos (10)
  • Micah Hyde, Bills (10)
  • Derwin James, Chargers (5)
  • Quandre Diggs, Seahawks (3)
  • Marcus Williams, Saints (3)
  • Adrian Phillips, Patriots (2)
  • Antoine Winfield Jr., Buccaneers (1)
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers (1)
  • Tyrann Mathieu (1)
  • Harrison Smith, Vikings (1)

Kicker

  • Justin Tucker, Ravens (40)
  • Daniel Carlson, Raiders (8)
  • Nick Folk, Patriots (1)
  • Matt Gay, Rams (1)

Punter

  • AJ Cole, Raiders (21)
  • Bryan Anger, Cowboys (18)
  • Michael Dickson, Seahawks (5)
  • Logan Cooke, Jaguars (3)
  • Sam Martin, Broncos (1)
  • Johnny Hekker, Rams (1)
  • Cameron Johnson, Texans (1)

Kick returner

  • Braxton Berrios, Jets (27)
  • Andre Roberts, Chargers (13)
  • Kene Nwangwu, Vikings (7)
  • Isaiah McKenzie, Bills (1)
  • Jakeem Grant, Bears (1)
  • Devin Duvernay, Ravens (1)

Punt returner

  • Devin Duvernay, Ravens (28)
  • Jakeem Grant, Bears (20)
  • Braxton Berrios, Jets (2)

Special teamer

  • J.T. Gray, Saints (18)
  • Matthew Slater, Patriots (10)
  • Ashton Dulin, Colts (10)
  • Miles Killebrew, Steelers (3)
  • Matthew Adams, Colts (3)
  • Frankie Luvu, Panthers (2)
  • E.J. Speed, Colts (1)
  • Nick Bellore, Seahawks (1)
  • Derek Watt, Steelers (1)

Long snapper

  • Luke Rhodes, Colts (22)
  • Josh Harris, Falcons (12)
  • Morgan Cox, Titans (4)
  • Trent Sieg, Raiders (4)
  • Nick Moore, Ravens (3)
  • Joe Cardona, Patriots (3)
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