The NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team has been officially revealed on Monday, and it is hard to say there are any surprises.
The offense is led by quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, wide receivers Antonio Brown and Larry Fitzgerald, and running backs Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson among others. Brady, Peterson, tackle Joe Thomas, and guard Marshal Yanda have been selected as unanimous picks.
Defense, on the other hand, is highlighted by defensive end J.J. Watt, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, linebacker Von Miller, and cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman. Watt, Donald, and Miller were unanimous picks on the defensive end.
Among the special team selections were kicker Justin Tucker, who was the unanimous pick, punter Johnny Hekker, kick returner Devin Hester, and punt returner Darren Sproles. Sproles also became the fourth player in NFL history to be named in the All-Decade Team on multiple positions, as he was also selected as an offensive flex player on the offense.
New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick and Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll were selected as NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team coaches.
NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team was chosen by the 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee. The eligible players were those that made it to the All-Pro team, Pro Bowl team, or Pro Football Writers of America all-conference squad in the past decade.
Patriots are the most represented team on the list, with eight players playing for the organization at some point in their career. They are trailed by Kansas City Chiefs with six selections and Seahawks with five selections.