Kelce, Johnson picked first-team All-Pro; Hurts on second team

Posted on January 13, 2023

The Eagles’ celebrated offensive line saw two of its most accomplished members earn individual honors on the Associated Press All-Pro team.

Center Jason Kelce and right tackle Lane Johnson earned first-team honors. This was Kelce’s fifth selection and Johnson’s second.

Kelce was first team All-Pro in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. Johnson was first team in 2017 and 2022.

  • “Big honor, especially happy for [Johnson] who is the best tackle in the NFL without question, especially on the right side,” Kelce told the AP.
  • “We put in a lot of time and effort in the game, especially as you get older, you start to cherish it,” Johnson told the AP.

The Chiefs and 49ers each had four players selected to the first team, the most in the league. Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce, Jason’s brother, made the first team.

Four Eagles were selected on the AP’s second team: quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver A.J. Brown, edge rusher Haason Reddick and cornerback James Bradberry.

Brown, Reddick and Bradberry were acquired in the offseason.

AP’s All-Pro teams are the gold standard among such honors. The teams are determined by a panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Hurts earned one first-place vote while the other 49 went to the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.


Newly minted All-Pro Lane Johnson returned to practice Friday. He suffered a torn adductor against Dallas on Christmas Eve and hasn’t practiced since. Johnson, 32, is holding off on surgery so he can attempt to play in the playoffs.

Jalen Hurts threw passes at Friday’s practice. It was the first time he has thrown since Sunday’s victory over the Giants. Hurts is dealing with an SC joint sprain in his right shoulder.

Nickel back Avonte Maddox has a toe injury and has not practiced since the injury occurred against the Cowboys.

The Eagles will host a divisional playoff game on either Jan. 21 or 22. Their opponent will be determined this weekend in the wild card games.

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