The Associated Press has released their NFL All-Pro voting for the 2021-22 season, and fans of the Kansas City Chiefs shouldn’t be happy with the results.
The Chiefs players that received votes for the All-Pro team, along with the number of votes for each of them, were tight end Travis Kelce (9), left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. (1), left guard Joe Thuney (6), center Creed Humphrey (10), defensive tackle Chris Jones (10), and safety Tyrann Mathieu (1).
None of those players were named first-team All-Pro, however. Kelce and Jones were named second-team All-Pro.
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While it is fabulous that those Kansas City players earned All-Pro votes for their efforts this season, it’s a bit problematic that none of them earned first-team honors, and only two earned second-team honors. Not to mention that players like wide receiver Tyreek Hill — who had 111 catches on the season — were completely snubbed.
Of the 50 votes polled for each position, Kelce was second to Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, Brown finished third among left tackles, Thuney finished third among left guards, Humphrey finished third among centers, Jones finished third among defensive interior linemen, and Mathieu finished 12th among safeties.
Fans React to All-Pro Voting
Chiefs Fans took to Twitter to react to the results of the All-Pro voting.
“Seriously @Chiefs @NFL how does this happen. It’s a shame and a disgrace to the All Pro and the Pro Bowl,” assist23 wrote.
“no chiefs named to AP All Pro First Team. that’s sus…” wrote Joe Marshall.
“Wish the Chiefs players could’ve gotten their proper respect on the AP All-Pro teams but they don’t care about that stuff anymore. Let’s just go get another super bowl,” Chris Kern wrote.
“not a single chief made first team all pro they really making us the underdogs,” AJ wrote.
“Man I hope the Chiefs took a nice long look at that All-Pro list and added it to the bulletin board,” Zach “The Chiefs Insider” Stan wrote.
“The Chiefs have the best G-C-G trio in football and none of them ended up First-Team All Pro. Absolutely insane,” Benimaru wrote.
“Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey absolutely deserved 1st Team All-Pro honors from the NFL and Associated Press. It’s a shame that the voting continues falling short of its purpose,” Sam Teets wrote.
KC Has Added Motivation for Playoff Run
If the defending AFC champions needed extra motivation for an extended playoff run, they now have it.
The Chiefs finished the regular season with a 12-5 record, and are the No. 2 seed in the AFC. They have an offense that averaged the fourth-most points per game in the NFL (28.2), a defense that averaged the eight-fewest amount of points allowed per game (21.4), and a special teams unit that was tied for second-best in the league in overall grade (91.0), according to PFF.
So, the Chiefs having only two players named second-team All-Pro and none on the first team is bulletin board material as they try to make a third straight Super Bowl appearance.