Tyrann Mathieu selected to first team All-Pro, multiple Chiefs make second team

NFL Kansas City

NEW YORK — Despite not being named to the Pro Bowl roster, Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was named to his second Associated Press All-Pro team on Friday. Mathieu made first team for defensive backs, and second team for safety.

Mathieu was previously an All-Pro during the 2015 season with the Arizona Cardinals. Signed as free agent in the offseason, he’s led a defensive resurgence in Kansas City, picking off four passes, getting two sacks and posting 75 combined tackles, 63 of them solo.

The Chiefs placed two more players on the second-team offensive roster: Tight end Travis Kelce and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

Kelce posted his fourth-straight 1,000+ receiving yard season, the first time a tight end has done that in NFL history. In addition to catching five touchdown passes, he earned his first career rushing touchdown during the Chiefs 23-16 win against New England.

Schwartz is one of the most consistent tackles playing in the NFL. He’s played since 2012, and missed the first snap of his career against Tennessee earlier this season. He still played 99% of offensive snaps in 2019, and was only called for four holding penalties.

Mecole Hardman  was named to the second-team special teams as a kick returner. The Pro Bowl rookie placed third in kick return yards with 704 and his touchdown return against the Chargers in Week 17 tied him for the league lead with 1. Only six other players returned a kickoff for a touchdown, Hardman’s 104-yard scamper was the longest.

Additionally, Chris Jones, Frank Clark and Harrison Butker all received votes from writers at their respective positions.

Here’s a breakdown of The Associated Press 2019 NFL All-Pro team, selected by a national panel of 50 media members:

First Team:


  • Quarterback — Lamar Jackson, Baltimore
  • Running Back — Christian McCaffrey, Carolina
  • Flex — Christian McCaffrey, Carolina
  • Tight End — George Kittle, San Francisco
  • Wide Receivers — Michael Thomas, New Orleans; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston
  • Left Tackle — Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore
  • Right Tackle — Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans
  • Left Guard — Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
  • Right Guard — Zack Martin, Dallas
  • Center — Jason Kelce, Philadelphia


  • Edge Rushers — Chandler Jones, Arizona; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh
  • Interior Linemen — Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh
  • Linebackers — Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Demario Davis, New Orleans; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota.
  • Cornerbacks — Stephon Gilmore, New England; Tre’Davious White, Buffalo
  • Safeties — Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
  • Defensive Back — Marcus Peters, Baltimore; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City; and Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore


  • Placekicker — Justin Tucker, Baltimore
  • Punter — Brett Kern, Tennessee
  • Kick Returner — Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago
  • Punt Returner — Deonte Harris, New Orleans
  • Special Teamer — Matthew Slater, New England

Second Team:


  • Quarterback — Russell Wilson, Seattle
  • Running Back — Derrick Henry, Tennessee
  • Flex — Derrick Henry, Tennessee
  • Tight End — Travis Kelce, Kansas City
  • Wide Receivers — Julio Jones, Atlanta; Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay
  • Left Tackle — David Bakhtiari, Green Bay
  • Right Tackle — Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City
  • Left Guard — Joel Bitonio, Cleveland; Joe Thuney, New England
  • Right Guard — Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
  • Center — Rodney Hudson, Oakland


  • Edge Rushers — Shaq Barrett, Tampa Bay; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans
  • Interior Linemen — Grady Jarrett, Atlanta; DeForest Buckner, San Francisco
  • Linebackers — Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh
  • Cornerbacks — Richard Sherman, San Francisco; Marcus Peters, Baltimore
  • Safeties — Justin Simmons, Denver; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City


  • Placekicker — Josh Lambo, Jacksonville
  • Punter — Tress Way, Washington
  • Kick Returner — Mecole Hardman, Kansas City
  • Punt Returner — Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh
  • Special Teamer — Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago, and J.T. Gray, New Orleans

Results of the AP NFL All-Pro balloting:


  • Quarterback – Lamar Jackson, Baltimore, 47; Russell Wilson, Seattle, 3.
  • Running Backs – Christian McCaffrey, Carolina, 27; Derrick Henry, Tennessee, 20; Nick Chubb, Cleveland, 2; Dalvin Cook, Minnesota, 1.
  • Tight End – George Kittle, San Francisco, 33; Travis Kelce, Kansas City, 17.
  • Wide Receivers – Michael Thomas, New Orleans, 50; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston, 18; Julio Jones, Atlanta, 16; Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay, 14; Kenny Golladay, Detroit, 1; Julian Edelman, New England, 1.
  • Flex – Christian McCaffrey, Carolina, 18; Derrick Henry, Tennessee, 7; Travis Kelce, Kansas City, 6; Julio Jones, Atlanta, 5; Aaron Jones, Green Bay, 3; Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams, 3; Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay, 2; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers, 1; Dalvin Cook, Minnesota, 1; Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers, 1; Kenny Golladay, Detroit, 1; George Kittle, San Francisco, 1; Darren Waller, Oakland, 1.
  • Left Tackle – Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore, 42; David Bakhtiari, Green Bay, 5; Terron Armstead, New Orleans, 2; Tyron Smith, Dallas, 1.
  • Right Tackle – Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans, 30; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City, 13; Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 3; Trent Brown, Oakland, 2; La’el Collins, Dallas, 1; Brian O’Neill, Minnesota, 1.
  • Left Guards – Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis, 44; Joe Thuney, New England, 3; Joel Bitonio, Cleveland, 3;
  • Right Guard – Zack Martin, Dallas, 24; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 16; Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia, 9; David DeCastro, Pittsburgh, 1.
  • Center – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia, 29; Rodney Hudson, Oakland, 9; Travis Frederick, Dallas, 2; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, 4; Ben Jones, Tennessee, 2; Mitch Morse, Buffalo, 2; Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis, 2.


  • Edge Rushers – Chandler Jones, Arizona, 32; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh, 22; Shaq Barrett, Tampa Bay, 18; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans, 12; Za’Darius Smith, Green Bay, 9; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota, 4; Nick Bosa, San Francisco, 2; Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers, 1.
  • Interior Linemen – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams, 49; Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh, 23; Grady Jarrett, Atlanta, 11; DeForest Buckner, San Francisco, 7; Chris Jones, Kansas City, 5; Jordan Phillips, Buffalo, 2; Vita Vea, Tampa Bay, 1; Frank Clark, Kansas City, 1; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 1.
  • Linebackers – Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 32; Demario Davis, New Orleans, 18; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota, 18; Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 17; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis, 11; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh, 11; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, 10; Fred Warner, San Francisco, 6; Blake Martinez, Green Bay, 4; D’onta Hightower, New England, 4; Jamie Collins, New England, 3; Kyle Van Noy, New England, 3; Chandler Jones, Arizona, 2; Shaq Barrett, Tampa Bay, 2; Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo, 2; Anthony Barr, Minnesota, 1; Za’Darius Smith, Green Bay, 1; Von Miller, Denver, 1; Matthew Judon, Baltimore, 1; Jaylon Smith, Dallas, 1; Joe Schobert, Cleveland, 1; Khalil Mack, Chicago, 1.
  • Cornerbacks – Stephon Gilmore, New England, 50; Tre’Davious White, Buffalo, 38; Richard Sherman, San Francisco, 10; Marcus Peters, Baltimore, 1; Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans, 1.
  • Safeties – Jamal Adams, New York Jets, 28; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh, 27; Justin Simmons, Denver, 9; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City, 8; Harrison Smith, Minnesota, 7; Kevin Byard, Tennessee, 7; Devin McCourty, New England, 4; Budda Baker, Arizona, 4; Earl Thomas, Seattle, 3; Terrell Edmunds, Pittsburgh, 1; Anthony Harris, Minnesota, 1; Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia, 1.
  • Defensive Back – Marcus Peters, Baltimore, 7; Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore, 7; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City, 7; Richard Sherman, San Francisco, 5; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh, 4; Logan Ryan, Tennessee, 4; Jonathan Jones, New England, 3; J.C. Jackson, New England, 2; K’Waun Williams, San Francisco, 2; Devin McCourty New England, 2; Chris Harris Jr., Denver, 1; Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans, 1; Tre’Davious White, Buffalo, 1; Kenny Moore, Indianapolis, 1; Justin Simmons, Denver, 1; Tramon Williams, Green Bay, 1; Jamal Adams, New York Jets, 1.


  • Placekicker – Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 34; Josh Lambo, Jacksonville, 11; Wil Lutz, New Orleans, 3; Harrison Butker, Kansas City, 2.
  • Punter – Brett Kern, Tennessee, 34; Tress Way, Washington, 13; Bryan Anger, Houston, 2; Logan Cooke, Jacksonville, 1.
  • Kick Returner – Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago, 39; Mecole Hardman, Kansas City, 4; Deontae Harris, New Orleans, 2; Jamal Agnew, Detroit, 2; Brandon Wilson, Cincinnati, 2; Andre Roberts, Buffalo, 1.
  • x-Punt Returner – Deonte Harris, New Orleans, 29; Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh, 12; Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis, 4; Andre Roberts, Buffalo, 2; Mecole Hardman, Kansas City, 1; Braxton Berrios, New York Jets, 1.
  • Special Teamer – Matthew Slater, New England, 37; J.T. Gray, New Orleans, 3; Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago, 3; Derek Watt, Los Angeles Chargers, 2; Raheem Mostert, San Francisco, 1; Nate Ebner, New England, 1; Deonte Harris, New Orleans, 1; Tyler Matakevich, Pittsburgh, 1; Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams, 1.

x-One voter did not select a punt returner.

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