The 2021 All-Pro teams were named by the Associated Press (AP),[1] Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA),[2] and Sporting News (SN)[3] for performance in the 2021 NFL season. Any player selected to the first-team of any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro." The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers and broadcasters. The Sporting News All-NFL team was voted on by NFL players and executives. The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.


Teams

Offense
Position First team Second team
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (AP, PFWA, SN) Tom Brady, Tampa Bay (AP-2)
Running back Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis (AP, PFWA, SN)
Nick Chubb, Cleveland (PFWA)
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati (SN)
Wide receiver Davante Adams, Green Bay (AP, PFWA, SN)
Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA, SN)
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco (AP)
Justin Jefferson, Minnesota (AP-2)
Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati (AP-2)
Tight end Mark Andrews, Baltimore (AP, PFWA)
Travis Kelce, Kansas City (SN)
Travis Kelce, Kansas City (AP-2)
Left tackle Trent Williams, San Francisco (AP) Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers (AP-2)
Left guard Joel Bitonio, Cleveland (AP) Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis (AP-2)
Center Jason Kelce, Philadelphia (AP, PFWA, SN) Corey Linsley, Los Angeles Chargers (AP-2)
Right guard Zack Martin, Dallas (AP) Wyatt Teller, Cleveland (AP-2)
Right tackle Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay (AP) Lane Johnson, Philadelphia (AP-2)
Tackle Trent Williams, San Francisco (PFWA, SN)
Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay (PFWA, SN)
Guard Joel Bitonio, Cleveland (PFWA, SN)
Zack Martin, Dallas (PFWA, SN)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Justin Tucker, Baltimore (AP, PFWA, SN) Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas (AP-2)
Punter A. J. Cole, Las Vegas (AP, PFWA)
Bryan Anger, Dallas (SN)
Bryan Anger, Dallas (AP-2)
Kick returner Braxton Berrios, New York Jets (AP, PFWA)
Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota (SN)
Andre Roberts, Los Angeles Chargers (AP-2)
Punt returner Devin Duvernay, Baltimore (AP, PFWA)
Jakeem Grant, Chicago (SN)
Jakeem Grant, Chicago (AP-2)
Special teamer J. T. Gray, New Orleans (AP, PFWA) Matthew Slater, New England (AP-2t)
Ashton Dulin, Indianapolis (AP-2t)
Long snapper Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis (AP) Josh Harris, Atlanta (AP-2)
Defense
Position First team Second team
Edge rusher T. J. Watt, Pittsburgh (AP)
Myles Garrett, Cleveland (AP)
Robert Quinn, Chicago (AP-2)
Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas (AP-2)
Defensive end Myles Garrett, Cleveland (PFWA, SN)
Nick Bosa, San Francisco (PFWA, SN)
Interior lineman/Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA, SN)
Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh (AP, PFWA)
Chris Jones, Kansas City (SN)
Chris Jones, Kansas City (AP-2)
Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee (AP-2)
Linebacker Micah Parsons, Dallas (AP, SN)
Darius Leonard, Indianapolis (AP, SN)
De'Vondre Campbell, Green Bay (AP, PFWA)
T. J. Watt, Pittsburgh (SN)
Demario Davis, New Orleans (AP-2)
Roquan Smith, Chicago (AP-2)
Bobby Wagner, Seattle (AP-2)
Outside linebacker Micah Parsons, Dallas (PFWA)
T. J. Watt, Pittsburgh (PFWA)
Cornerback Trevon Diggs, Dallas (AP, PFWA, SN)
Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams (AP, PFWA, SN)
J. C. Jackson, New England (AP-2)
A. J. Terrell, Atlanta (AP-2)
Safety Kevin Byard, Tennessee (AP, PFWA, SN)
Jordan Poyer, Buffalo (AP, PFWA)
Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers (SN)
Justin Simmons, Denver (AP-2)
Micah Hyde, Buffalo (AP-2t)
Budda Baker, Arizona (AP-2t)

AP source:[1]
PFWA source:[2]
SN source:[3]

Five players were unanimous selections via the AP ballot, including RB Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis), WRs Davante Adams (Green Bay) and Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams), EDGE T. J. Watt (Pittsburgh), and IDL Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams).[4]

Key

Position differences

PFWA and SN do not separate the tackles and guards into more specific positions as the AP does. Additionally, PWFA and SN formally select defensive ends as opposed to edge rushers, while PFWA selects outside linebackers separately from middle linebackers.

References

  1. ^ a b "2021 NFL All-Pro Team Voting". Associated Press. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2020s All-NFL Teams". profootballwriters.org. Pro Football Writers of America. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Iyer, Vinnie (February 2, 2022). "NFL All-Pro Team: How NFL head coaches voted for Sporting News' roster in 2021". Sporting News. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Rams' Cooper Kupp, Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams among unanimous choices for AP NFL All-Pro Team". ESPN.com. January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.