Nick Bosa received 49 of a possible 50 first-team votes, and fellow 49ers left tackle Trent Williams, linebacker Fred Warner and safety Talanoa Hufanga were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team announced Friday morning.
This is the second year in a row the 49ers have had multiple first-team selections. Tight end George Kittle and safety George Odum made the second team, while running back Christian McCaffrey and linebacker Dre Greenlaw just missed the cut in the vote of media members of the Associated Press.
Greenlaw missed second-team by one vote. McCaffrey was a distant third to the Raiders’ Josh Jacobs and the Browns’ Nick Chubb. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, didn’t receive a vote, though there is no category specifically for fullbacks. (The full voting totals are listed below)
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson were unanimous first-team picks. Bosa, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive lineman Chris Jones, both of the Chiefs, missed unanimous selection by one vote.
The 49ers and Chiefs led the NFL with four first-team selections.
Bosa, the 49ers’ star edge rusher, is a first-time pick and figures to be named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year when those honors are revealed next month. Bosa led the NFL with 18.5 sacks and has anchored a defense that helped the 49ers end the regular season with 10 straight wins heading into Saturday’s NFC playoff opener aginst the Seattle Seahawks.
Williams repeated as the first-team left tackle and earned the honor for the third time in his career. Warner was a first-team selection in 2020. Hufanga is a first-time All-Pro.
Kittle is a three-time All-Pro, making the first-team in 2019 after being a second-teamer in 201. Odum was a first-team pick in 2020 when he played with the Colts.
The New York Jets’ Gardner, the No. 4 overall pick, was named on all 50 ballots, receiving 43 first-place votes, to become the first rookie cornerback selected first-team since Ronnie Lott with the 49ers in 1981.
“That’s a big deal to me,” Gardner told the AP. “It was one of my goals before training camp. It’s something I pray for. I worked so hard for it. It’s a true blessing for sure.”
Kelce’s older brother, Jason, also earned first-team honors for the fifth time in his career to stay one ahead of his pass-catching brother. Jason Kelce’s fellow Philadelphia Eagles linemate, right tackle Lane Johnson, joins him on the squad.
“Big honor, especially happy for (Johnson) who is the best tackle in the NFL without question, especially on the right side,” Jason Kelce told the AP.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is among the 16 first-time All-Pros. Jacobs led the NFL in rushing with 1,653 yards, scored 12 touchdowns rushing and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. The Raiders had three first-team picks despite finishing 6-11.
“The year definitely didn’t go the way we wanted it to but, individually, it’s definitely an honor to be selected,” Jacobs told the AP.
Jefferson, who had a league-best 128 catches and 1,809 yards receiving, is the other newcomer on offense. Miami’s Tyreek Hill made it for the fourth time, third as a receiver. Hill had 119 catches for 1,710 yards and seven TDs in his first season with the Dolphins. Raiders wideout Davante Adams got the nod for a third time. Adams had 100 receptions for 1,516 yards and 14 TDs in his first season in Las Vegas.
Cowboys right guard Zack Martin is a six-time All-Pro, and Browns left guard Joel Bitonio made it for the second straight season.
Mahomes also was an All-Pro in 2018 when he was the NFL MVP. He led the league with 5,250 yards passing and 41 TDs, helping the Chiefs go 14-3 to capture their seventh straight AFC West title. Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts got one first-team vote, preventing Mahomes from being a unanimous choice.
Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons, the 49ers’ Warner and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick are the only returning All-Pros on defense. It’s a third time for Fitzpatrick. Parsons, who had 13 1/2 sacks, made it as a linebacker his rookie season last year.
Bosa, Hufanga, Jones, Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith, Bills linebacker Matt Milano and Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II all earned their first All-Pro selection.
All six special-teams players are first-timers, too.
They are: Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson, Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend, Packers kick returner Keisean Nixon, Patriots punt returner Marcus Jones, Commanders special teamer Jeremy Reaves and Vikings long snapper Andrew DePaola.
This was the first year for the AP’s new voting system. Voters chose a first team and a second team. First-team votes are worth 3 points, second-team votes are worth 1.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Here are the results of The Associated Press 2022 NFL All-Pro balloting as selected by a national panel of 50 media members. First-place votes in parentheses are worth three points, second-place votes worth one:
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City, 148 (49); Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia, 22 (1); Josh Allen, Buffalo, 15; Joe Burrow, Cincinnati, 15
Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas, 131 (42); Nick Chubb, Cleveland, 36 (5); Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco, 16 (3); Derrick Henry, Tennessee, 8; Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers, 6; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants, 3.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City, 150 (50); George Kittle, San Francisco, 38; T.J. Hockenson, Minnesota, 7; Mark Andrews, Baltimore, 5.
Justin Jefferson, Minnesota, 150 (50); Tyreek Hill, Miami, 144 (47); Davante Adams, Las Vegas, 100, (26); A.J. Brown, Philadelphia, 76 (13); Stefon Diggs, Buffalo, 74 (13); CeeDee Lamb, Dallas, 28; Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit, 11 (1); Jaylen Waddle, Miami, 10; Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati, 7.
Trent Williams, San Francisco, 127 (39); Andrew Thomas, New York Giants, 49 (10); Laremy Tunsil, Houston, 13; Terron Armstead, Miami, 7 (1); Christian Darrisaw, Minnesota, 3; Jonah Williams, Cincinnati, 1.
Joel Bitonio, Cleveland, 118, (36); Joe Thuney, Kansas City, 57 (8); Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis, 11 (3); Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia, 11 (2); Ben Powers, Baltimore, 3 (1).
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia, 112 (32); Creed Humphrey, Kansas City, 77 (16); Frank Ragnow, 11 (2).
Zack Martin, Dallas, 111 (35); Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta, 60 (14); Michael Onwenu, New England, 15; Brandon Scherff, Jacksonville, 6; Wyatt Teller, Cleveland, 3 (1); Zion Johnson, Los Angeles Chargers, 2; Isaac Seumalo, Philadelphia, 2.
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 137 (44); Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay, 34, (5), Penei Sewell Detroit, 27 (1); Kaleb McGary, Atlanta, 1; Brian O’Neill, Minnesota, 1.
Nick Bosa, San Francisco, 148 (49); Micah Parsons, Dallas, 112 (33); Myles Garrett, Cleveland, 60 (10); Haason Reddick, Philadelphia, 33 (6); Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas, 29 (2); Matt Judon, New England, 15; Brian Burns, Carolina, 2; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh, 1.
Chris Jones, Kansas City, 148 (49); Quinnen Williams, New York Jets, 94 (22); Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants, 69 (18); Jeffrey Simmons, Tennessee, 24 (3); Christian Wilkins, Miami, 15 (2); Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh, 14; Jonathan Allen, Washington, 11 (3); Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams, 10 (2); Javon Hargrave, Philadelphia, 6; Daron Payne, Washington, 5; Grady Jarrett, Atlanta, 3 (1); DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis, 1.
Fred Warner, San Francisco, 134 (42); Roquan Smith, Baltimore, 89 (27); Matt Milano, Buffalo, 85 (25); Bobby Wagner, Los Angeles Rams, 54 (13); C.J. Mosley, New York Jets, 42 (9); Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints, 41 (8); Dre Greenlaw, San Francisco, 40 (8); Foyesade Oluokun, Jacksonville, 24 (4); Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, 23 (3); T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia, 23 (3); Nick Bolton, Kansas City, 15 (3); Jordyn Brooks, Seattle, 6 (2); Devin White, Tampa Bay, 5 (1); Zaire Franklin, Indianapolis, 4 (1); Germaine Pratt, Cincinnati, 4 (1); Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo, 2; David Long, Tennessee, 2; Alex Singleton, Denver, 2; Logan Wilson, Cincinnati, 1.
Sauce Gardner, New York Jets, 136 (43); Patrick Surtain II, Denver, 79 (20); Jaire Alexander, Green Bay, 62 (16); James Bradberry, Philadelphia, 40 (8); Darius Slay, Philadelphia, 20 (5); Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams, 19 (4); Tariq Woolen, Seattle, 13 (2); Patrick Peterson, Minnesota, 10; Xavien Howard, Miami, 5 (1); Tyson Campbell, Jacksonville, 4 (1); Charvarius Ward, San Francisco, 4; Jaycee Horn, Carolina, 3; Trevon Diggs, Dallas, 2; Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore, 1; L’Jarius Sneed, Kansas City, 1; Cameron Sutton, Pittsburgh, 1.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh, 139 (45); Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco, 49 (12); Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers, 45 (13); Justin Simmons, Denver, 39 (8); Jordan Poyer, Buffalo, 25 (5); Ryan Neal Seattle, 14 (3); Tyrann Mathieu, New Orleans 13 (2); Vonn Bell, Cincinnati, 12 (3); Quandre Diggs, Seattle, 12 (2); Kevin Byard, Tennessee, 12 (2); Budda Baker, Arizona, 9 (2); Rayshawn Jenkins, Jacksonville, 6 (1); Kyle Dugger, New England, 6 (1); Harrison Smith, Minnesota, 5 (1); CJ Gardner Johnson, Philadelphia, 3; Kamren Curl, Washington, 2; Jalen Pitre, Houston, 2; Jessie Bates, Cincinnati, 1; Cam Bynum, Minnesota, 1; Grant Delpit, Cleveland, 1; Jevon Holland Miami, 1; Devin McCourty, New England, 1; Rodney McLeod, Indianapolis, 1; Antoine Winfield, Tampa Bay, 1.
Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas, 85 (25); Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 52 (12); Jason Myers, Seattle, 32 (7); Brett Maher, Dallas, 9 (1); Ka’imi Fairbairn, Houston, 7 (2); Tyler Bass, Buffalo, 4 (1); Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams, 4 (1); Eddy Pineiro, Carolina, 4 (1); Cameron Dicker, Los Angeles Chargers, 1; Jake Elliott, Philadelphia, 1; Graham Gano, New York Giants, 1.
Tommy Townsend, Kansas City, 100 (28); Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee, 45 (13); AJ Cole, Las Vegas, 22 (2); Johnny Hekker, Carolina, 12 (2); Tress Way, Washington, 11 (3); Logan Cooke, Jacksonville, 4 (1); JK Scott, Los Angeles Chargers, 4 (1); Michael Dickson, Seattle, 2.
Keisean Nixon, Green Bay, 136 (44); Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota, 27; Nyheim Hines, Buffalo, 23 (5); Dallis Flowers, Indianapolis, 8 (1); KaVontae Turpin, Dallas, 2; Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville, 1; Devin Duvernay, Baltimore, 1; Marcus Jones, New England, 1, Boston Scott, Philadelphia, 1.
Marcus Jones, New England, 143 (47); Kalif Raymond, Detroit, 25 (2); Ray-Ray McCloud, San Francisco, 12; Avery Williams, Atlanta, 6; Devin Duvernay, Baltimore, 3 (1); DeAndre Carter, Los Angeles Chargers, 3; Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland, 3; KaVontae Turpin, Dallas, 3; Jamal Agnew, Philadelphia, 1; Trent Taylor, Cincinnati 1.
Jeremy Reaves, Washington, 91 (24); George Odum, San Francisco, 72 (19); Justin Hardee, New York Jets, 19 (4); Josh Metellus, Minnesota, 4 (1); Matthew Slater, New England, 4; Nick Bellore, Seattle, 3 (1); C.J. Goodwin, Dallas, 3 (1); J.T. Gray, New Orleans, 1; Jordan Kunaszyk, Cleveland, 1; Brenden Schooler, New England, 1; Josh Woods, Detroit, 1.
Andrew DePaola, Minnesota, 87 (26); Nick Moore, Baltimore, 29 (8); Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis, 25 (7); Zach Wood, New Orleans, 23 (2); Morgan Cox, Tennessee, 19 (4); Jon Weeks, Houston, 4 (1); Liam McCullough, Atlanta, 3 (1); Trent Sieg, Las Vegas, 3 (1); Josh Harris, Los Angeles Chargers, 3; Rick Lovato, Philadelphia, 2; J.J. Jansen, Carolina, 1; Patrick Scales, Chicago, 1.
x-One voter did not pick a second-team right guard
y-Four voters picked ineligible players as second-team linebackers