Two Eagles’ offensive lineman named to 2021 All-Pro Team
The Eagles’ offensive line finally got the respect that they deserve.
The NFL released their All-Pro teams ahead of this weekend’s playoff games. Jason Kelce was named to his fourth first-team All-Pro, while Lane Johnson was named to the second-team.
Kelce’s fourth selection solidifies him as one of the league’s best centers in recent memory. Four All-Pros should cement Kelce’s Hall of Fame status, and he could easily rack up more if he continues to play.
The NFL’s best center was also a Pro Bowl selection (his fifth total) and was the anchor on Philadelphia’s offensive line, which ran for a franchise record of 2,715 yards.
With rumors swirling this could be Kelce’s last season, it’s nice to see him get one more All-Pro before he potentially calls it quits. Let’s hope that’s not the case, and a deep playoff push could convince the Eagles’ legend to return next year.
Johnson finally received recognition for his dominant season, having been snubbed from the 2022 Pro Bowl. The Eagles’ right tackle didn’t allow a single sack all season, and just one quarterback hit over 416 passing attempts.
Buccaneers’ right tackle Tristan Wirfs was nominated to the league’s first-team, so Johnson has some extra motivation for this Sunday’s game.
Several Eagles who were deserving of nominations were shockingly not close to making the cut, most notably Darius Slay. Another is Jake Elliott, who had a career-best season and ranked amongst the highest FG% in the NFL.
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