Chiefs players snubbed from AP First-Team All-Pro selections

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The Kansas City Chiefs won’t have AP First-Team All-Pro selection for the first time since 2017.

The Associated Press announced their annual All-Pro Teams on Friday, with a panel of 50 NFL writers and broadcasters coming together to vote on a team of the best-of-the-best NFL players. Only six Chiefs players received All-Pro votes this year, and none were voted First-Team All-Pro and only two players (Travis Kelce and Chris Jones) were voted Second-Team All-Pro.

Here is a breakdown of the votes that Chiefs players received:

Noticeably absent is Chiefs star QB Patrick Mahomes, who finished fourth in the NFL in passing yardage and tied for fourth in the league in passing touchdowns. He didn’t receive a single All-Pro vote with Aaron Rodgers (34) and Tom Brady (16) as the only two quarterbacks receiving recognition from All-Pro voters.

Also absent is WR Tyreek Hill, who was a First-Team All-Pro in 2020 and had the sixth-most receiving yards among his position group this season. Only five receivers got votes this time around, with Cooper Kupp (50) and Davante Adams (50).

While AP All-Pro awards aren’t handed out by the NFL, these are the ones that count most toward a player’s legacy. They are included in the NFL record and fact book, and always carry weight when it comes to future selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Needless to say, the lack of recognition should be a huge motivator for this Chiefs team heading into the playoffs. They’re looking to reach a third consecutive Super Bowl and prove they remain the team to beat in the AFC conference.

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