AP All-Pro Team announced with two Buccaneers honored

Tom Brady, Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady, Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The AP announced their All-Pro team for the 2021 NFL season. Two members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were honored, but one Buccaneers player, in particular, was disrespected with his second-team nod.

The All-Pro team is always a lightning rod discussion point amongst the NFL community at large, much like the Pro Bowl. Also like the Pro Bowl, is that it really doesn’t matter THAT much. However, given that these two honors are still used when it comes to measuring a player’s legacy and Hall of Fame worthiness, it’s always debate time when they are announced.

The Bucs were fortunate enough to have two players named to the Associated Press All-Pro team. Right tackle extraordinaire Tristan Wirfs was named the first-team right tackle while the GOAT of GOATs Tom Brady was named the second-team quarterback.

While nobody will argue the worthiness of Wirfs, the man has been the best right tackle in football both seasons hes’ been in the NFL, Brady is a different story.

The internet has been ablaze with the debate of if Brady or Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers should be named NFL MVP for the 2021 season. Brady has the stats and has been upright all season, and at age 44, should win the award with all things considered.

However, the Associated Press named Rodgers their first-team All-Pro quarterback, which surely will ruffle a lot of feathers. If the AP’s All-Pro team is to be any indication, then we may already know who they’re banking on for the MVP award, which is significant considering they ALSO vote for the MVP.

At the end of the day though, this is all just discussion for the home stretch before the NFL playoffs kickoff. We saw what happened when Rodgers and Brady faced off last in the playoffs, and time will tell if it happens again.

Most importantly, congratulations to Tristan Wirfs and Tom Brady.