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Four Chiefs Earn Associated Press First-Team All-Pro Honors

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Chris Jones and Tommy Townsend each earned AP First-Team All-Pro honors on Friday

The Associated Press published its first and second "All-Pro" teams on Friday while recognizing several members of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kansas City featured four representatives on this year's "First-Team," matching San Francisco for the most of any squad. Those players were quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, interior defensive lineman Chris Jones and punter Tommy Townsend. Additionally, according to AP Lead NFL Rriter Rob Maaddi, Kelce was a unanimous "First-Team" selection.

This marks the second-career "First-Team" nod for Mahomes, who also earned the honor in 2018. He led the NFL in passing yards (5,250) and passing touchdowns (41) among a number of other metrics while leading Kansas City to a 14-3 record.

Mahomes' favorite target all season long was Kelce, who earned his fourth-career "First-Team" nod after leading all tight ends in receptions (110), receiving yards (1,338) and touchdowns (12). In fact, no other tight end topped 1,000 receiving yards this season while Kelce recorded his seventh 1,000-yard campaign in a row.

On the other side of the ball, Jones is a member of the "First-Team" for the first time in his career following a monster campaign in 2022. The veteran defensive lineman matched a career-best with 15.5 sacks, and his 77 total pressures led all interior linemen.

Finally, Townsend earned the distinction of being an All-Pro punter this year after leading the NFL in net punting average (45.6 yards) while ranking second in total average distance (50.4). Both marks were franchise single-season records.

The Chiefs were also represented on the "Second-Team," as left guard Joe Thuney and center Creed Humphrey each earned a place on the roster.

All six individuals played a critical role in what turned out to be a tremendous season for Kansas City, and they'll each look to keep things rolling in the Divisional Round next weekend.

For a look at the entire list of players recognized, click here.

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