Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes and three other Kansas City Chiefs player have made The Associated Press 2018 NFL All-Pro Team. They are joined by the first rookie teammates since 1965 -- Colts guard left Quenton Nelson and linebacker Darius Leonard.
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the only unanimous choice Friday in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league.
Kansas City's second-year sensation drew 45 votes at quarterback and is joined on the team by teammates Travis Kelce at tight end, Tyreek Hill as the flex player and Mitchell Schwartz at right tackle.
Nelson and Leonard are among four rookies on the squad, a first for the AP team. Seahawks punter Michael Dickson and Chargers safety Derwin James also made it. The last time rookies from the same team were All-Pros was 1965. And that was not a bad combo: Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, both Hall of Famers.
Chicago also had four All-Pros: edge rusher Khalil Mack, cornerback Kyle Fuller, safety Eddie Jackson and punt returner Tarik Cohen.
Two players made All-Pro for the fifth time: Houston edge rusher J.J. Watt and Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly.
The team had a split of 14 AFC and 14 NFC members. There were 16 newcomers.