PFWA 2017 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams announced

The Los Angeles Rams placed a league-high six players on the 2017 All-NFL team, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

The Rams placed running back Todd Gurley and tackle Andrew Whitworth on the offense, tackle Aaron Donald on the defense and three on special teams: placekicker Greg Zuerlein, punter Johnny Hekker and kickoff returner Pharoh Cooper.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers each had three All-NFL selections. The Eagles placed center Jason Kelce and tackle Lane Johnson on the offense and tackle Fletcher Cox on the defense. The Steelers placed three players on the offense: running back Le’Veon Bell, wide receiver Antonio Brown and guard David DeCastro.

The Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings each had two players on the All-NFL team. In all, 14 clubs are represented among the 27 players honored by the PFWA.

A total of six players were repeat selections from the PFWA’s 2016 All-NFL team. In addition to the Steelers’ Brown and the Rams’ Donald and Hekker, Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller and Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner also received 2016 honors. Brown and Miller were named All-NFL for the fourth consecutive season, the longest current streak among active players, while Hekker and Martin were selected for the third consecutive season.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (2011-12, 2014-15, 2017) and Miller (2012, 2014-17) were selected All-NFL for the fifth time, Hekker (2013, 2015-17) was selected for the fourth time, while New England quarterback Tom Brady (2007, 2010, 2017) was selected for the third time.

A total of 18 players were first-time All-NFL selections, including a pair of rookies: Detroit Lions punt returners Jamal Agnew and Cardinals special teamer Budda Baker.

The All-NFL offense includes Brady at quarterback, Bell and Gurley at running back, Brown and the Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins at wide receiver, Gronkowski at tight end, Kelce at center, DeCastro and Martin at guard and Johnson and Whitworth at tackle.

The All-NFL defense includes the Jaguars’ Calais Campbell and the New Orleans Saints’ Cameron Jordan at defensive end, Donald and Cox at defensive tackle, the Cardinals’ Chandler Jones and Miller at outside linebacker, Wagner at middle linebacker, Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey and Minnesota’s Xavier Rhodes at cornerback and the Tennessee Titans’ Kevin Byard and Minnesota’s Harrison Smith at safety.

The All-NFL special teams include Zuerlein at placekicker, Hekker at punter, Cooper at kickoff returner, Agnew at punt returner and Baker as the special teamer.

The PFWA also announced the All-AFC and All-NFC teams. The Steelers led all AFC teams with six conference selections, while the Jaguars and Patriots each had four AFC honorees. The Eagles and Rams led all NFC clubs with six conference selections each, while the Saints had four NFC honorees.

2017 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense
QB – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
RB – Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers; Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers&; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
TE – Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys#
T – Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles; Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams

Defense
DE – Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints
DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams#; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
OLB – Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals; Von Miller, Denver Broncos&
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks*
CB – Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars; Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota Vikings
S – Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Special Teams
PK – Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams#
KR – Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams
PR – Jamal Agnew, Detroit Lions
ST – Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals

* – repeat selection from 2016
# – consecutive selections from 2015-17
& – consecutive selections from 2014-17

2017 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM

Offense
QB – Tom Brady, New England Patriots&
RB – Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers*; Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers+; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
TE – Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
C – Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
G – David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders*
T – Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs and Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steelers (tie)

Defense
DE – Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers; Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
DT – Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals#; Malik Jackson, Jacksonville Jaguars
OLB – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Von Miller, Denver Broncos+
MLB – Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers
CB – A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville Jaguars; Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars
S – Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens*
P – Brett Kern, Tennessee Titans
KR – Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
PR – Michael Campanaro, Baltimore Ravens
ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots@

* – repeat selection from 2016
# – consecutive selections from 2015-17
& – consecutive selections from 2014-17
+ – consecutive selections from 2013-17
@ – consecutive selections from 2011-17

2017 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Offense
QB – Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
RB – Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
WR –Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons#; Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
TE – Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys&
T – Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles; Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams

Defense
DE – Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys
DT – Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams#
OLB – Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins
MLB – Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
CB – Mashon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions
S – Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings; Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks

Special Teams
PK – Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams+
KR – Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams
PR – Jamal Agnew, Detroit Lions
ST – Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals

* – repeat selection from 2016
# – consecutive selections from 2015-17
& – consecutive selections from 2014-17
+ – consecutive selections from 2013-17

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