The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team is selected by a national panel of 50 media members. Each member can vote for one player at all 11 positions on offense (plus an extra tailback), all 11 spots on defense and 1 each at kicker, punter and returner. There were two unanimous selections this season, tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive end J.J. Watt. In a weird twist, Watt received 45 votes at DE and 5 at defensive tackle, so technically he was the 1st team DE and a 2nd team DT.
Just how bad was it for the 2014 Chicago Bears?
Not only were the Bears shut of of the All-Pro 1st Team, but they only had one players receive any votes at all. Offensive guard Kyle Long finished 4th in voting at his position. Here's how they had it...
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 38; Zach Martin, Dallas, 24; Josh Sitton, Green Bay, 22; Kyle Long, St, Louis, 5
So not only were the Bears shut out, but the NFL.com had Long's team mixed up with his brother's team. I can assure you Kyle does not play for the Rams.
The above voting does mean that Kyle Long made the 2nd team All-Pro Team at guard along with Green Bay's Sitton.
When perusing the list of those receiving votes I did come across one player listed from Chicago, but I don't think NFL.com got the memo that Devin Hester plays in Atlanta now.
They have finally edited out the St. Louis for Chicago at guard, but Hester still remains a Bear!
Do you guys see anyone on the current Bears' roster that has the potential to make the 2015 All-Pro team?