Three Browns players were named to the Associated Press All-Pro team, which was released Friday afternoon.
Left guard Joel Bitonio was the team’s lone first-team selection. Running back Nick Chubb and edge rusher Myles Garrett were both second-team selections.
The teams were selected by a national panel of 50 media members. First-place votes were worth three points and second-place votes were worth one point.
Bitonio, named to the first team for the second year in a row, was far and away the leading vote-getter at his position. He received 118 total points, including 36 first-place votes, well ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Joe Thuney’s 57 points and five first-place votes.
This is the fifth consecutive season Bitonio has garnered some kind of All-Pro recognition. He was a second-team pick between 2018-20 before earning first-team honors last season.
Chubb was the second-leading vote-getter at the running back position after his 1,525-yard season, earning his first All-Pro team selection. NFL rushing champion Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders was the first-team running back.
Garrett joined the Philadelphia Eagles’ Hassan Reddick on the second team at edge rusher after having tied his franchise single-season sack record with 16 for the second season in a row. San Francisco 49ers star Nick Bosa and Dallas Cowboys’ second-year standout Micah Parsons were named to the first team.
It’s the fourth time in Garrett’s career he’s been an All-Pro selection. He was a first-team selection in 2020 and 2021, and a second-team selection in 2018.
Bitonio, Chubb and Garrett were also all selected to participate in the Pro Bowl on Feb. 5.
Chubb was also selected as a finalist on Friday for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year. He was chosen along with Jacobs and the Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry as one of three players fans can cast their vote for between Friday and 12 a.m. Feb. 9 at nfl.com/fedex, via a Twitter poll on the @NFL official handle, or the NFL Mobile App.
The Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen, Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow and Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes were also named Friday as the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year.
ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL ALL-PRO TEAM
Quarterback — Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City
Running Back — Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas
Tight End — Travis Kelce, Kansas City
Wide Receivers — Justin Jefferson, Minnesota; Tyreek Hill, Miami; Davante Adams, Las Vegas
Left Tackle — Trent Williams, San Francisco
Right Tackle — Lane Johnson, Philadelphia
Left Guard — Joel Bitonio, Cleveland
Right Guard — Zack Martin, Dallas
Center — Jason Kelce, Philadelphia
Edge Rushers — Nick Bosa, San Francisco; Micah Parsons, Dallas
Interior Linemen — Chris Jones, Kansas City; Quinnen Williams, New York Jets
Linebackers — Fred Warner, San Francisco; Roquan Smith, Baltimore; Matt Milano, Buffalo
Cornerbacks — Sauce Gardner, New York Jets; Patrick Surtain II, Denver
Safeties — Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh; Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco
Placekicker — Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas
Punter — Tommy Townsend, Kansas City
Kick Returner — Keisean Nixon, Green Bay
Punt Returner — Marcus Jones, New England
Special Teamer — Jeremy Reaves, Washington
Long Snapper — Andrew DePaola, Minnesota
Quarterback — Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia
Running Back — Nick Chubb, Cleveland
Tight End — George Kittle, San Francisco
Wide Receivers — AJ Brown, Philadelphia; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo; CeeDee Lamb, Dallas
Left Tackle — Andrew Thomas, New York Giants
Right Tackle — Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay
Left Guard — Joe Thuney, Kansas City
Right Guard — Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta
Center — Creed Humphrey, Kansas City
Edge Rushers — Myles Garrett, Cleveland; Haason Reddick, Philadelphia
Interior Linemen — Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants; Jeffrey Simmons, Tennessee
Linebackers — Bobby Wagner, Los Angeles Rams; CJ Mosley, New York Jets; Demario Davis, New Orleans
Cornerbacks — Jaire Alexander, Green Bay; James Bradberry, Philadelphia
Safeties — Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers; Justin Simmons, Denver
Placekicker — Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Punter — Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee
Kick Returner — Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota
Punt Returner — Kalif Raymond, Detroit
Special Teamer — George Odum, San Francisco
Long Snapper — Nick Moore, Baltimore
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