After already being named to the Associated Press’ All-Pro team, Eagles Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox have both been given another honor.
Both have been named to the All-NFL team by the Pro Football Writers of America. This is the second straight season both made the team; they were joined by right tackle Lane Johnson last season.
This year, they are the only two Eagles to make the All-NFL team but were joined by right guard Brandon Brooks on the All-NFC team.
After battling through injuries earlier in the season, Kelce turned in another spectacular season. He’s 31 now, though, and after the Eagles’ playoff loss on Sunday, spoke pretty candidly about his football future (see story).
While it seems like Kelce will return for next season, he also made it clear that he’s reached the point of his career where we can’t take his presence for granted anymore. The Eagles couldn’t afford to lose him right now. Kelce is still in his prime and means a ton to the Eagles’ offensive line.
Meanwhile, Cox just had his best professional season. He’ll fall short of his goal to be the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a tremendous season.
Aside from his career-high 10 1/2 sacks, he was a terror for opposing offensive lines. In the playoff game Sunday, he suffered a foot injury but battled back to get on the field and immediately drew a holding penalty on his first play back. That’s the kind of impact he had all season long.
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