Zach Ertz, who set an NFL record for tight ends this year with 116 receptions, has been snubbed by the All-Pro voters.
Ertz’s name was a notable omission when the 79th annual Associated Press All-Pro teams were announced Friday.
Not only was he left off the first team, but he was also left off the second team. And there is no third team.
Travis Kelce of the Chiefs was selected first-team All-Pro tight end and George Kittle of the 49ers made second-team.
Ertz caught 116 passes for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. Kelce caught 103 passes for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns. Kittle caught 88 passes for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns.
Those three had by far the most yards and catches of any NFL tight ends.
The Eagles' two All-Pro representatives are center Jason Kelce and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (see story).
Ertz broke the NFL single-season tight end receiver record of 110, set in 2012 by Jason Witten. Kelce’s 103 catches are third-most in history.
Kittle and Kelce posted the top two yardage totals in NFL history by tight ends. The previous mark was 1,327 yards by Rob Gronkowski in 2011. Ertz’s 1,163 yards are 14th-most ever by a tight end.
Ertz was the top vote recipient among coaches, players and fans in the Pro Bowl voting in the NFC Pro Bowl voting and Kittle was second. Kelce led all AFC tight ends in votes.
Ertz has 437 career catches, most in NFL history by a tight end in his first six seasons. He has 10 career games with at least 10 catches, third-most ever by a tight end (behind Tony Gonzalez’s 15 and Witten’s 11). He had the game-winning catch in the Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the Patriots as well as a 4th-down catch on the game-winning drive.
There is no official NFL All-Pro team, but the AP team, which has been selected every year since 1940, is generally recognized as the quasi-official team. Other teams are selected by the Pro Football Writers Association, the Sporting News and others.
The AP team is selected by a panel of national football writers.
The Eagles have had three first-team All-Pro tight ends — Pete Retzlaff in 1964, 1965 and 1966, Charle Young in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and Keith Jackson in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
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