The Associated Press released it’s NFL All-Pro team for the 2016 season Friday, and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner received first-team honors.
Wagner was the only first-team selection from the Seahawks. Return specialist Tyler Lockett was named to the second team as a kick returner.
Wagner had a season for the ages. The fifth-year pro finished the season with 167 tackles, which not only led the NFL, it broke Terry Beeson’s franchise record of 153 tackles in a season, a mark that stood since 1978. Wagner also had 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovered.
This is the second time Wagner was named first-team All-Pro, the other time coming in 2014. He was a second-team selection in 2015.
Lockett, in his second season, averaged 26.3 yards on 23 kick returns before suffering a season-ending broken leg in Seattle’s penultimate game. He was a first-team All-Pro last season.
While Seattle only had two players named to either the first or second teams, the Seahawks apparently had a slew of players who were close:
Seahawks Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas all missed being 2nd team AP All-Pro by 1 or 2 votes.
— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) January 6, 2017