The AP announced its All-Pro teams on Friday and several Seahawks were snubbed.
The Seahawks went 12-4 this year and were one of the best teams in the NFL. But Seattle landed just three players total on the AP’s first- or second-team All-Pro list. Linebacker Bobby Wagner made first-team All-Pro for the sixth time overall and fifth straight year. D.K. Metcalf made the second-team and was an All-Pro for the first time in his short career. Safety Jamal Adams was second-team as well and earned All-Pro honors for the third time and first time as a Seahawk.
But what is glaring is the Seahawks who are not on the list.
Kicker Jason Myers made all 24 of his field goals this year and missed just four of his 53 extra-point attempts. First-team kicker Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens missed three of his 29 field goals this year. His long was 55 yards while Myers’ long was 61 yards. Myers should have been first-team All-Pro.
Punter Michael Dickson should have been the first-team All-Pro punter. Lions punter Jack Fox was named first-team. Fox, who kicks indoors at home games, was third in the NFL in yards-per-punt at 49.1. Dickson was second at 49.6. In net-yards-per-punt Fox was second at 44.8 and Dickson was third at 44.4. But Dickson led all punters in punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line with 32.
And finally, Tyler Lockett was Metcalf’s match in nearly everything but yards. Seattle should have had two receivers make All-Pro. Buffalo’s Cole Beasley made second-team along with Metcalf, but Lockett had 18 more catches than Beasley, 6 more touchdown catches, 87 more yards receiving and Lockett’s catch percentage was just below Beasley’s – 76.6 percent to 75.8 percent. Lockett was better than Beasley.
The Seahawks play the Rams in the Wild Card round of the playoff on Saturday at Lumen Field in Seattle at 1:40 pm PT.