7 Former Patriots Players Make NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2010s
The Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection committee has released their All-Decade of the 2010s for the NFL, which consists of 53 current and former players as well as two coaches.
Among the 53 players are seven former Patriots players: quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Darrelle Revis, offensive guard Logan Mankins, defensive end Chandler Jones, return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson and kicker Stephen Gostkowski. Brady was one of eight unanimous selections. New England's head coach Bill Belichick was one of the two coaches selected to the team as well, the other being Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Antonio Brown - who played one game for the Patriots last season - was also selected to the team.
Here is the complete All-Decade team of the 2010s:
WR – Antonio Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones
TE – Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce
T – Jason Peters, Tyron Smith, Joe Saley, Joe Thomas
G – Jahri Evans, Logan Mankins, Zack Martin, Marshal Yanda
C – Alex Mack, Maurkice Pouncey
QB – Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers
RB – Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson
Flex – Darren Sproles
DE – Calais Campbell, Cameron Jordan, Julius Peppers, J.J. Watt
DT – Geno Atkins, Fletcher Cox, Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh
LB – Chandler Jones, Luke Kuechly, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Bobby Wagner, Patrick Willis
CB – Patrick Peterson, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman
S – Eric Berry, Earl Thomas, Eric Weddle
DB – Chris Harris, Tyrann Mathieu
P – Johnny Hekker, Shane Lechler
K – Stephen Gostkowski, Justin Tucker
PR – Tyreek Hill, Darren Sproles
KR – Devin Hester, Cordarrelle Patterson
Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll
With Brady, Gronkowski, Revis, Brown and Belichick all worthy of the Hall of Fame when they are eligible, it comes at no surprise that five of the greatest players to ever play their respective positions and the greatest head coach of all-time made the All-Decade team. Mankins dominated at left guard in New England for nine seasons, and Jones and Patterson continue to dominate as an edge rusher and returner, respectively, so they are also worthy of making the team. Gostkowski was selected at no surprise as well, as he is 5th all-time in field goal percentage and played a prominent role in the three Super Bowls New England has one over the past 10 years.