AFC West NFL all-decade list

Several players with AFC West ties were named to the NFL’s All-decade team for the 2000s. The entire team was revealed Sunday.

Here are the players who played significant time in the division during the decade:


CB Champ Bailey

My take: Bailey was one of the top five players of the decade, regardless of position.

Kansas City

TE Tony Gonzalez

My take: Another honor for one of the greatest tight ends to ever play.

KR Dante Hall

My take: Before Devin Hester, Hall was blowing minds with his return wizardry.

T Willie Roaf

My take: One of the toughest linemen in recent memory.

G Will Shields

My take: Shields was a class act and a great player.


P Shane Lechler

My take: He is the premier punter in the game.

San Diego

TE Antonio Gates

My take: Gates is still getting better.

FB Lorenzo Neal

My take: Neal paved the way for many LT TDs.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson

My take: He was the best player in the division in the decade.

Here are players whom played a short amount of time in the division during the decade:

Safety Brian Dawkins, Denver, receiver Randy Moss, Oakland, defensive tackles Warren Sapp and Richard Seymour, Oakland.