PFWA 2018 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams announced

The Chicago Bears placed a league-high four players on the 2018 All-NFL team, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

The Bears placed cornerback Kyle Fuller, outside linebacker Khalil Mack and safety Eddie Jackson on the defense and punt returner Tarik Cohen on special teams.

The Kansas City Chiefs had three All-NFL selections as they placed quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce and tackle Mitchell Schwartz on the offense.

The Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks each had two players on the All-NFL team. In all, 17 clubs are represented among the 28 players honored by the PFWA.

A total of eight players were repeat selections from the PFWA’s 2017 All-NFL team. Philadelphia defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Rams running back Todd Gurley, Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Philadelphia center Jason Kelce, Dallas guard Zack Martin, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller and Seattle middle linebacker Bobby Wagner also received 2017 honors. Miller was named All-NFL for the fifth-consecutive season, the longest current streak among active players, while Donald and Martin were selected for the fourth-consecutive season. Wagner was named All-NFL for the third-straight season.

Miller (2012, 2014-18) was selected All-NFL for the sixth time, while the Texans’ J.J. Watt (2012-15, 2018) was tabbed All-NFL for the fifth time. Donald (2015-18) and Martin (2015-18) were both selected for the fourth time. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (2015-16, 2018), Mack (2015-16, 2018) and Baltimore Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker (2013, 2016, 2018) became three-time All-NFL selections.

A total of 13 players were first time All-NFL selections, including three rookies: Seattle punter Michael Dickson, Chargers safety Derwin James and Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson.

The All-NFL offense includes Mahomes at quarterback, the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott and Gurley at running back, Hopkins, Jones and the New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas at wide receiver, Travis Kelce at tight end, Jason Kelce at center, Martin and Nelson at guard with the Green Bay Packers’ David Bakhtiari and Schwartz at tackle.

The All-NFL defense includes the Minnesota Vikings’ Danielle Hunter and Watt at defensive end, Cox and Donald at defensive tackle, Mack and Miller at outside linebacker, Wagner at middle linebacker, Fuller and the New England Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore at cornerback with Jackson and James at safety.

The All-NFL special teams include Tucker at placekicker, Dickson at punter, the New York Jets’ Andre Roberts at kickoff returner, Cohen at punt returner and James as the special teamer.

The PFWA also announced the All-AFC and All-NFC teams. The Chiefs led all AFC teams with five conference selections, while the Jets, Ravens and the Tennessee Titans each had three honorees. The Bears, Cowboys and the Saints led all NFC clubs with four conference selections each, while the Eagles and Rams each had three NFC honorees.

2018 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM
Offense
QB – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams*
WR – DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans*; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons, and Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (tie)
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles*
G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys&; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
T – David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs
Defense
DE – Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
DT – Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles*; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams&
OLB – Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears; Von Miller, Denver Broncos+
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks#
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots
S – Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks
KR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
PR – Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
ST – Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers

* – repeat selection from 2017
# – consecutive selections from 2016-18
& – consecutive selections from 2015-18
+ – consecutive selections from 2014-18

2018 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB – Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
WR – DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans*; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers*
G – Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens
T – Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans*; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs
Defense
DE – Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
DT – Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs
OLB – Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts; Von Miller, Denver Broncos&
ILB – C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
CB – Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins
S – Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens#
P – Brett Kern, Tennessee Titans*
KR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
PR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
ST – Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers

* – repeat selection from 2017
# – consecutive selections from 2016-18
& – consecutive selections from 2013-18

2018 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams*
WR –Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons&; Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints*
TE – George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles*
G – Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles*; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys&
T – Terron Armstead, New Orleans Saints; David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers
Defense
DE – Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints*; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings, and DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys* (tie)
DT – Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles*; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams&
OLB – Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins; Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys
S – Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings*
Special Teams
PK – Aldrick Rosas, New York Giants
P – Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks
KR – Richie James, San Francisco 49ers
PR – Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
ST – Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams

* – repeat selection from 2017
# – consecutive selections from 2015-18
& – consecutive selections from 2014-18

ABOUT THE PFWA: The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) is the official voice of pro football writers, promoting and fighting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public. The PFWA is made up of accredited writers who cover the NFL and the 32 teams daily. Bob Glauber, the national football columnist for Newsday, is the organization’s president for the 2018 season, while Bleacher Report national columnist Dan Pompei is the PFWA’s first vice-president. Follow the PFWA at ProFootballWriters.org and on Twitter at @PFWAwriters.

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