Because on Friday, Johnson was named to the Associated Press All-Pro second team. No, it’s not the first team, but Johnson’s amazing season has long been overdue for recognition.
Johnson was ranked second behind Tristan Wirfs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who was the first team’s right tackle. Wirfs received 37 points, while Johnson received ten.
The Eagles’ lone first-teamer was Jason Kelce. It’s his fourth award of his career.
Johnson, 31, played in only 13 games this season, skipping the meaningless regular-season finale. Johnson, on the other hand, is the best right tackle ever.
After being passed over for the Pro Bowl last month, Johnson was furious. He wasn’t even supposed to be a back-up.
“I was enraged. Johnson said, “I’ll stop there.” “I was furious. That really boosts my confidence for the remainder of the season.”
According to ProFootballFocus, Johnson had the third-best pressure rate of any tackle in the NFL. Their second team is made up entirely of professionals.
Due to a recurrent ankle ailment, Johnson has been substantially healthier in 2021 than he has been in the previous three seasons.
“I think I’m my best self,” Johnson said in December.
Johnson has been outstanding this season, and the Eagles began to rely heavily on their ground game once he returned in Week 7 against the Raiders.
The Eagles have rushed for 130 yards or more in nine consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL since the great Bears of 1985. This will necessitate Johnson’s presence.
While Johnson will not be a Pro Bowler or an All-Pro this season, he has made three Pro Bowls and one All-Pro in the past.
Johnson is in his 30s, but he’s in good condition and has improved in 2021. He still has four years left on his contract and is an important player for the Eagles at the age of 31.
Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce, both Eagles, were chosen to the Associated Press All-Pro Team on Friday.
The Eagles set a franchise record with 25 rushing touchdowns and led the conference in rushing yards (2,715).
Johnson was named to the All-Pro second team. It’s his first All-Pro selection since the Super Bowl in 2017. Johnson only allowed one quarterback hit in 416 pass-blocking snaps (no sacks). Johnson became the first Eagles offensive lineman to catch a touchdown ball since 2010 in the win over the Giants. In Week 7, Johnson returned after a three-game layoff, and the Eagles finished fourth in scoring. In nine NFL seasons, including playoffs, Johnson had a.597 win percentage.
Kelce was named to his fourth All-Pro team this season. This is his sixth Pro Bowl appearance, the most by a center in franchise history. Kelce, the greatest run-blocking center in the NFC and the top center overall according to Pro Football Focus, provided leadership and athleticism to Jalen Hurts in his first full season as the starter. The Eagles had the league’s second-most explosive runs. Kelce has the longest current start streak among NFL centers, with 129 starts (including playoffs).
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