Jan 08, 2021 6:34 PM

Travis Kelcie, four other Chiefs make AP's all-pro teams

Posted Jan 08, 2021 6:34 PM

By TOMMY REZAC

St. Joseph Post 

The Associated Press has made its annual All-Pro selections Friday and the Kansas City Chiefs have a total of five players between the first and second teams.

Three Chiefs players were named First-Team All-Pro, including tight end Travis Kelce, who was one of just two players who were voted in unanimously.

The other first team picks are receiver Tyreek Hill and safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Two Chiefs players were named Second-Team All-Pro -defensive tackle Chris Jones and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Kelce had a remarkable season, setting the NFL’s single-season receiving yards record as a tight end without playing a snap in Week 16.

Kelce finished the year with 105 catches for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns.

This is Kelce’s third First-Team All-Pro selection and his first since 2018. It marks his fifth season as either a first or second team pick.

Hill tied the Chiefs’ franchise record for receiving touchdowns (15), while finishing the year with 87 receptions for 1,276 yards. He added 13 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

This is Hill’s third First-Team All-Pro selection of his career and his second as a wide receiver. His first came in 2016 as a punt returner.

Mathieu finished third in the NFL this season with six interceptions. He also tallied 62 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two QB hits and a fumble recovery.

This is Mathieu’s third selection as First-Team All-Pro in his career.

On the second-team list, Mahomes is tied with Bills QB Josh Allen with a split number of votes for Second-Team All-Pro honors.

In 15 games played, Mahomes amassed 390 completions for 4,740 yards with 38 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He was just 260 yards shy of a second 5,000-yard passing season. He may have reached that number, had he played in Week 17 against the Chargers.

This is Mahomes’ first time receiving Second-Team All-Pro honors. He received First-Team All-Pro honors back in his first year as a starter in 2018.

Defensive tackle Chris Jones finished the year with 36 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, 28 QB hits, four passes defended and two fumbles forced. 

This is Jones’ second time being selected to Second-Team All-Pro during his career, with the first coming back in 2018 when he finished third in the NFL with 15.5 sacks.