I am honored to present the 2021-22 NFL All-COVID team, presented by the PFFA*, with the motto “COVID got their guy”. Defensive selections to be announced in a follow up post.
*PFFA, the Pro Football Fans Association, is not a real association and its only member is me. For legal reasons I’d like to emphasize that I have no relationship to the NFL.
Brief selection notes:
This is my selection of an All-Pro team that only consists of those who contracted COVID this season. Players who contracted COVID only during the 2020 season were not considered eligible (e.g., Trent Williams). Players who contracted it during the camps and OTAs that preceded the 2021 season were considered eligible (e.g., Penei Sewell). Players needed to test positive for the virus – only landing on the COVID list doesn’t count as that includes players in the protocol for a close contact, etc.
The offensive selections:
|Position||First team||Second team|
|Quarterback||Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay||Lamar Jackson, Baltimore|
|Running back||Dalvin Cook, Minnesota||Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles|
|Wide receiver||Davante Adams, Green Bay||Mike Evans, Tampa Bay|
|Tyreek Hill, Kansas City||Keenan Allen, LA Chargers|
|Amari Cooper, Kansas City||Mike Williams, LA Chargers|
|Tight end||Travis Kelce, Kansas City||Darren Waller, Las Vegas|
|Left tackle||Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles||Taylor Lewan, Tennessee|
|Left guard||Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis||Jon Feliciano, Buffalo|
|Center||Corey Linsley, Los Angeles||Matt Paradis, Carolina|
|Right guard||Zach Martin, Dallas||Mark Glowinski, Indianapolis|
|Right tackle||Penei Sewell, Detroit||D.J. Humphries, Arizona|