There is no doubting just how good a year it was for the Kansas City Chiefs when the Associated Press article announcing the first team All-Pro list reads as follows:
AP All-Pro team has Kansas City accent: Mahomes, 3 teammates
Four Chiefs—quarterback Patrick Mahomes, FLEX Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and right tackle Mitch Schwartz—were given the honor for their 2018 season.
Mahomes completed 383 of 580 passes for a league-leading 50 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions. It’s worth noting he received 45 of 50 Associated Press votes for the first team, a good sign of things to come for the Associated Press NFL MVP award to be announced at the NFL Honors (the night before the Super Bowl). The news organization previously named Mahomes the 2018 quarterback of the year.
2018 marks the second time Kelce has made the AP All-Pro first team (2016). He was a member of the second team in 2017. Kelce had 103 catches for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018.
Hill has been named to the All-Pro first team for the first time as an offensive player, at the FLEX position. Hill made the first team back in 2016 as a punt returner. In addition, Hill was named to the 2018 AP All-Pro second team as a wide receiver. Hill was excellent for the Chiefs this season, compiling 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had 22 rushes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
Finally, after three straight seasons as a member of the All-Pro second team (2015-17), Schwartz debuts on the first team at the right tackle position.
Chris Jones, who finished third in the league in sacks (15.5), was also named to the All-Pro second team as an interior lineman.
You may find the full All-Pro teams below:
The 2018 AP All-Pro First Team [1st image] and Second Team [2nd image] pic.twitter.com/FfbORNOOlZ— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 4, 2019