Monday, January 24, 2011
Tom Brady headlines 2010 All-Pro squad
By Tim Graham
There was no dispute. Tom Brady was the NFL's best quarterback in 2010.
Brady was the only unanimous selection on the Associated Press' 2010 All-Pro team, announced Monday.
The AFC dominated the roster, filling 18 of the 27 roster spots. A third of the AFC's representatives hailed from the East.
Three New England Patriots made it. Brady was joined by guard Logan Mankins and linebacker Jerod Mayo. Mankins also was named a Pro Bowl starter despite missing the first seven games in a contract dispute.
A pair of New York Jets returned to the All-Pro roster from a year ago: center Nick Mangold and cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Mangold on Monday dropped out of the Pro Bowl because of an injury from Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Alex Mack of the Cleveland Browns will take his spot.
Miami Dolphins tackle Jake Long, who is has been named to three Pro Bowls in as many seasons, made his first All-Pro team.
Nobody from the Buffalo Bills was selected for the All-Pro team. That means Kyle Williams didn't make it, but neither did Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. The defensive tackles were Detroit Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh and Haloti Ngata of the Ravens.
Also on Monday, Pro Bowl roster replacements were added for the Steelers and Green Bay Packers, who have a more important game to play.
Dolphins defensive end Randy Starks was added for Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel.