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RELEASE DATE: Monday, Jan. 16, 2012
FROM: Mike Holbrook, Managing Editor of Pro Football Weekly

MVP Rodgers leads way
on Pro Football Weekly/
Professional Football Writers of America's
2011 All-NFL Team
 
The authority on pro football, Pro Football Weekly, along with the Professional Football Writers of America, are proud to announce their annual All-NFL team. Leading the way is QB Aaron Rodgers, who also was voted as Most Valuable Player. Below, you will find the entire team, which was voted on by PFWA members and Pro Football Weekly editors. The All-NFL team and all individual awards plus All-Conference teams and All-Rookie teams can be found in the current edition of Pro Football Weekly (Vol. XXVI, No. 26, issue date Jan. 22, 2012), which can be ordered online at www.PFWstore.com

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America
2011 All-NFL Team
 
Offense
 
Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers / Packers
 
Running backs
Maurice Jones-Drew / Jaguars
LeSean McCoy / Eagles
 
Wide receivers
Calvin Johnson / Lions
Wes Welker / Patriots
 
Tight end
Rob Gronkowski / Patriots
 
Center
Maurkice Pouncey / Steelers
 
Offensive Guards
Jahri Evans / Saints
Carl Nicks / Saints
 
Offensive Tackles
Jason Peters / Eagles
Joe Thomas / Browns
 
Defense
 
Defensive ends
Jared Allen / Vikings
Jason Pierre-Paul / Giants
 
Defensive tackles
Haloti Ngata / Ravens
Justin Smith / 49ers
 
Outside linebackers
DeMarcus Ware / Cowboys
Terrell Suggs / Ravens
 
Inside linebacker
Patrick Willis / 49ers
 
Cornerbacks
Darrelle Revis / Jets
Johnathan Joseph / Texans
 
Safeties
Troy Polamalu / Steelers
Eric Weddle / Chargers
 
Specialists
 
Placekicker
David Akers / 49ers
 
Punter
Andy Lee / 49ers
 
Punt returner
Patrick Peterson / Cardinals
 
Kickoff returner
Joe McKnight / Jets
 
Special-teamer
Matthew Slater / Patriots

Most Valuable Player — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
Defensive MVP — Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs
Coach of the Year — 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh
Rookie of the Year — Panthers QB Cam Newton
Offensive Rookie of the Year — Panthers QB Cam Newton
Defensive Rookie of the Year — 49ers OLB Aldon Smith
Most Improved Player of the Year — Giants WR Victor Cruz
Comeback Player of the Year — Lions QB Matthew Stafford
Executive of the Year — 49ers GM Trent Baalke
Assistant Coach of the Year — Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips
Golden Toe (Best Placekicker or Punter) — 49ers PK David Akers/49ers P Andy Lee (co-winners)


Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America
2011 All-rookie Team
 
Offense
 
Quarterback
Cam Newton / Panthers
 
Running backs
DeMarco Murray / Cowboys
Roy Helu / Redskins
 
Wide receivers
A.J. Green / Bengals
Julio Jones / Falcons
 
Tight end
Kyle Rudolph / Vikings
 
Center
Mike Pouncey / Dolphins
 
Offensive Guards
Stefen Wisniewski / Raiders
Danny Watkins / Eagles
 
Offensive Tackles
Tyron Smith / Cowboys
Nate Solder / Patriots
 
Defense
 
Defensive ends
J.J. Watt / Texans
Jabaal Sheard / Browns
 
Defensive tackles
Marcell Dareus / Bills
Phil Taylor / Browns
 
Linebackers
Aldon Smith / 49ers
Von Miller / Broncos
Ryan Kerrigan / Redskins
 
Cornerbacks
Patrick Peterson / Cardinals
Richard Sherman / Seahawks
 
Safeties
Chris Conte / Bears
Chris Harris / Broncos
 
Specialists
 
Placekicker
Dan Bailey / Cowboys
 
Punter
Matt Bosher / Falcons
 
Punt returner
Patrick Peterson / Cardinals
 
Kickoff returner
Randall Cobb / Packers
 
Special teamer
Akeem Dent / Falcons