This year, two Philadelphia Eagles made AP’s All-Pro team for the 2018 season.
Get out the pitchforks, Philadelphia Eagles fans! Just kidding. We all know how aggravating it is to see players get snubbed from voting. Whether it’s the Pro Bowl, Pro Football Focus awards, ESPY’s, or the AP All-Pro team, Eagles fans will always get upset when they feel a player or two has been snubbed. The best recent example was the fact that Jason Kelce missed the Pro Bowl. So, maybe he doesn’t get into the All-Star game, but he can consider himself an All-Pro.
Kelce won’t be alone on the team. While his actual brother, Travis Kelce made it as well, he has another teammate who made the list on the opposite side of the ball with Fletcher Cox. Both Cox and Kelce have played some excellent football this year, and it surely won’t go unnoticed.
For Cox, this will be his first, First Team All-Pro nod, to add to his three, Second Team nods. As for Kelce, this will be his second consecutive First Team All-Pro accolade after having back-to-back stellar seasons. Unfortunately, those two guys were the only ones to be acknowledged.
Kelce Responds to his All-Pro Accomplishment
"“For me and my brother to both get it, it’s that much more special because I still remember us in the backyard fighting with each other, playing football growing up and we envisioned each other competing at the highest level, competing against the best players,” Jason said. “And for both of us to be recognized as one of those guys is pretty special.”"
While Kelce and Cox are obviously going to be thrilled about their accomplishment, the voting may not go over well with a few other guys who might’ve gotten snubbed. Somehow, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz didn’t make it, despite setting an NFL record this year for receptions. And we all know how much Lane Johnson hates losing out on getting recognized as one of the better blockers in the game.
Remember, when Johnson didn’t get selected for the Pro Bowl, he went to the Nova Care Complex to train and eventually fell asleep at his locker. Hopefully, those who felt they were snubbed turn the frustration into motivation, and come away with a playoff win this week. That would be the best revenge for those guys on Sunday.