A few Kansas City Chiefs players popped up on the All-Pro team announced by Pro Football Focus. This isn’t the “official” All-Pro team but we’ll still find things to gripe about with this list like we do the AP (which isn’t actually “official” either but whatever).
Here are the Chiefs that landed on the list:
Tight end: Travis Kelce (first team)
With Gronk out, he is the best tight end in the NFL. The big thing Kelce has going for him is health. He’s much healthier than Gronk, who is always missing it seems. Where Gronk has Kelce is in the scoring. He scores a lot more touchdowns than Kelce, who has seasons of four, five and five touchdowns.
Safety: Eric Berry (honorable mention)
PFF doesn’t grade intangibles which is why a guy like Berry is an honorable mention instead of a first teamer. Berry is on the outskirts of the defensive player of the year conversation. His game in Atlanta has gotta be one of the best for a defender this year.
Punt returner: Tyreek Hill (first team)
No question about this. Statistically he was the best and going by the eye test he was the best. He should make it even as a rookie.
Special Teamer: Eric Murray (first team)
This is an interesting pick. Special teams doesn’t get the same level of analysis unless there’s a big return but Dave Toub’s impact can be felt here. The AP doesn’t recognize this position on their All-Pro team.
Among the notables missing: Marcus Peters. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the AP All-Pro team.
Who else should make it?