Eight players out of 52 unanimously selected to NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
Earlier today, the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame unveiled the roster for the 2010s All-Decade Team. 52 total players were selected to the team as well as two NFL Head Coaches (Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll). Of the 52 players, eight were unanimous decisions: QB Tom Brady, RB Adrian Peterson, OT Joe Thomas, OG Marshal Yanda, DE JJ Watt, DT Aaron Donald, LB Von Miller, and K Justin Tucker.
The roster below was provided by NFL.com. All teams listed for each player/coach only reflect where that individual was from 2010-2019.
* = the player is not currently on an NFL team
** = the player has retired
QB: Tom Brady (NE), Aaron Rodgers (GB)
RB: Frank Gore (SF, IND, MIA, BUF), Adrian Peterson (MIN, NO, ARI, WAS) Marshawn Lynch (BUF, SEA, OAK), LeSean McCoy (PHI, BUF, KC)
WR: Antonio Brown* (PIT, NE), Larry Fitzgerald (ARI), Julio Jones (ATL), Calvin Johnson** (DET)
FLEX: Darren Sproles** (SD, NO, PHI)
TE: Rob Gronkowski** (NE), Travis Kelce (KC)
OT: Jason Peters (PHI), Tyron Smith (DAL), Joe Staley (SF), Joe Thomas** (CLE)
OG: Jahri Evans** (NO, GB), Logan Mankins** (NE, TB), Zack Martin (DAL), Marshal Yanda** (BAL)
C: Alex Mack (CLE, ATL), Maurkice Pouncey (PIT)
DE: Calais Campbell (ARI, JAX), JJ Watt (HOU), Julius Peppers** (CHI, GB, CAR), Cameron Jordan (NO)
DT: Geno Atkins (CIN), Aaron Donald (STL/LAR), Fletcher Cox (PHI), Ndamukong Suh (DET, MIA, LAR, TB)
LB: Chandler Jones (NE, ARI), Luke Kuechly** (CAR), Khalil Mack (OAK, CHI), Von Miller (DEN), Bobby Wagner (SEA), Patrick Willis** (SF)
CB: Patrick Peterson (ARI), Darrelle Revis** (NYJ, TB, NE, KC), Richard Sherman (SEA, SF)
S: Eric Berry* (KC), Earl Thomas (SEA, BAL), Eric Weddle (SD, BAL, LAR)
DB: Tyrann Mathieu (ARI, HOU, KC), Chris Harris Jr (DEN)
P: Johnny Hekker (STL/LAR), Shane Lechler** (OAK, HOU)
K: Stephen Gostkowski* (NE), Justin Tucker (BAL)
PR: Tyreek Hill (KC), Darren Sproles** (SD, NO, PHI)
KR: Devin Hester** (CHI, ATL, BAL, SEA), Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN, OAK, NE CHI)
Bill Belichick (NE)
Pete Carroll (SEA)
The team is comprised of 52 players and two NFL head coaches. Only players who made a Pro Bowl or were chosen to be an AP All-Pro or a player on the Pro Football Writers of America all-conference squad from 2010-2019 were eligible to make the team.
Some individuals who were left off the list include QB Drew Brees, Edge Rusher Terrell Suggs, TE Jason Witten, WR Deandre Hopkins, Edge Rusher DeMarcus Ware, OT Andrew Whitworth, and Head Coach Andy Reid.
The New England Patriots led the way with nine representatives, including Head Coach Bill Belichick. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are tied for second place with six honorees each. Teams that were not represented on the list are the Los Angeles Chargers (the Chargers moved to LA in 2017), the New York Giants, and the Tennessee Titans.
Darren Sproles was the only player on the list to be selected for multiple positions. Sproles was chosen as the team’s flex offensive player and punt returner. He is just the fourth player in NFL All-Decade History to be honored at multiple positions. He joins Mel Gray (1990s), Deion Sanders (1990s), and Dante Hall (2000s) as the fourth dual honoree in All-Decade history.