A week after the NFL’s Pro Bowl rosters were announced, the Associated Press has announced its annual NFL All-Pro teams, with the First Team designed to denote the best players at each position in the NFL. They would start for an All-NFL team if such a team was assembled.
Three Philadelphia Eagles received such an honor, all on the offensive side of the ball: Running Back LeSean McCoy, Left Tackle Jason Peters, and Left Guard Evan Mathis.
This trio basically sums up the Eagles potent rushing attack: McCoy running the ball to the left side behind these two dominant run blockers. McCoy finished the season with 1607, winning the NFL rushing title; he is the first Eagle to do so since the AFL-NFL merger.
Peters and Mathis were both dominant as well. Coming off of an ACL injury before the season even started last year, Peters has returned to his All-Pro self, the Eagles’ best pass protector and consistently solid in the run game. This is his 2nd 1st-team All-Pro selection, the other one being his last healthy season in 2011.
Mathis—who has yet to make a Pro Bowl despite being named 1st-Team All Pro—was rated as the NFL’s top guard this season by Pro Football Focus.