PFWA 2021 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams announced

Eight repeat selections and 15 first-time selections are part of the 2021 All-NFL team, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

Five teams – the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams – each placed a league-high three players on the All-NFL team.

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, Browns guard Joel Bitonio, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt all repeated from the PFWA’s 2020 All-NFL squad.

Donald was named All-NFL for the seventh consecutive season (2015-21), the longest current streak among active players. The seven straight All-Pro honors ties Donald with Pro Football Hall of Famers Randy White (1978-84) and Reggie White (1986-92) for the longest streak by a defensive player in PFWA All-NFL history. Tucker was selected for the fourth consecutive season (2018-21), setting the record for the most consecutive PFWA first-team selections by a placekicker, breaking his tie with Hall of Famer Morten Andersen (1985-87). Watt was selected for the third consecutive season (2019-21). Adams, Bitonio, Garrett, Ramsey and Rodgers were all selected for the second straight season.

Donald made the All-NFL team for the seventh time overall, while Tucker (2013, 2016, 2018-21) is a six-time All-NFL selection. Tucker’s sixth honor sets the mark for the most PFWA first-team selections by a placekicker. Martin got his fifth All-NFL nod (2015-18, 2021), and his first since 2018. Rodgers picked up his fourth All-Pro honor (2011, 2014, 2020-21), as did Kelce (2017-19, 2021).

A total of 15 players, including one rookie, are first-time All-NFL selections. Cowboys outside linebacker Micah Parsons is the first rookie All-NFL player since New Orleans’ Deonte Harris at punt returner in 2019.

The Steelers and San Francisco 49ers each have two players on the All-NFL team. In all, 15 clubs are represented among the 27 players honored by the PFWA.

The All-NFL offense includes Rodgers at quarterback, Cleveland’s Nick Chubb (first selection) and the Indianapolis Colts’ Jonathan Taylor (first selection) at running back, Adams (second selection) and the Rams’ Cooper Kupp (first selection) at wide receiver, Baltimore’s Mark Andrews (first selection) at tight end, Kelce at center, Bitonio (second selection) and Martin at guard and San Francisco’s Trent Williams (first selection) and Tampa Bay’s Tristan Wirfs (first selection) at tackle.

The All-NFL defense includes San Francisco’s Nick Bosa (first selection) and Garrett (second selection) at defensive end, Donald and Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward (second selection) at defensive tackle, Parsons and Watt (third selection) at outside linebacker, Green Bay’s De’Vondre Campbell (first selection) at inside linebacker, Dallas’ Trevon Diggs (first selection) and Ramsey (third selection) at cornerback and the Tennessee Titans’ Kevin Byard (second selection) and the Buffalo Bills’ Jordan Poyer (first selection) at safety.

The All-NFL special teams include Tucker at placekicker, the Las Vegas Raiders’ A.J. Cole (first selection) at punter, the New York Jets’ Braxton Berrios (first selection) at kickoff returner, Baltimore’s Devin Duvernay (first selection) at punt returner and the New Orleans Saints’ J.T. Gray (first selection) as the special teamer.

The PFWA also announced the 2021 All-AFC and All-NFC teams. Six teams led the AFC with three selections each – the Browns, Chiefs, Colts, Patriots, Raiders and Ravens. The Cowboys and Rams led all NFC clubs with four conference selections each, while the 49ers had three NFC honorees.

The PFWA has selected an All-NFL team since 1966, and All-AFC and All-NFC teams since 1992.

2021 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM
Offense
QB – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers*
RB – Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns; Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
WR – Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers*; Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
TE – Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns*; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers; Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defense
DE – Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers; Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns*
DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams%; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers
OLB – Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (r); T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers#
ILB – De’Vondre Campbell, Green Bay Packers
CB – Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams*
S – Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans; Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens&
P – A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders
KR – Braxton Berrios, New York Jets
PR – Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens
ST – J.T. Gray, New Orleans Saints

(r) – rookie
* – repeat selection from 2020
# – consecutive selections from 2019-21
& – consecutive selections from 2018-21
% – consecutive selections from 2015-21

2021 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
RB – Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns#; Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
WR – Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (r); Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs*
TE – Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
C – Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs (r)
G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns*; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts&
T – Kolton Miller, Las Vegas Raiders; Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers (r)
Defense
DE – Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders; Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns*
DT – Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs*
OLB – Matthew Judon, New England Patriots; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers#
MLB – Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts#
CB – Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins*; J.C. Jackson, New England Patriots
S – Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans; Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens^
P – A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders
KR – Braxton Berrios, New York Jets
PR – Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens
ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

(r) – rookie
* – repeat selection from 2020
# – consecutive selections from 2019-21
& – consecutive selections from 2018-21
^ – consecutive selections from 2016-21

2021 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers*
RB – Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings#; Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
WR – Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers*; Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
TE – George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers*; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers*; Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defense
DE – Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints+
DT – Jonathan Allen, Washington Football Team; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams%
OLB – Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (r); Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears
ILB – De’Vondre Campbell, Green Bay Packers
CB – Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams*
S – Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals*; Quandre Diggs, Seattle Seahawks
Special Teams
PK – Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams
P – Bryan Anger, Dallas Cowboys
KR – Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota Vikings (r)
PR – Jakeem Grant, Chicago Bears
ST – J.T. Gray, New Orleans Saints

(r) – rookie
* – repeat selection from 2020
# – consecutive selections from 2019-21
+ – consecutive selections from 2017-21
% – consecutive selections from 2015-21

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