Tom Brady, Bill Belichick among Patriots on NFL All-Decade Team

Andy Hart
April 06, 2020 - 1:51 pm
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With the 2010s now well in the rearview mirror, the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their All-Decade team on Monday.

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Not surprisingly, the Patriots are well represented among the 55 players and two coaches noted for their excellence from the last 10 years of NFL action.

Bill Belichick joins Seahawks coach Pete Carrol as the two coaches on the list, the pair having faced off in Super Bowl XLIX. After being named to the All-Decade Team for the 2000s, Belichick joins Steelers legend Chuck Knoll (1970s and ‘80s) as the only two coaches to make multiple All-Decade teams.

Overall eight players who spent at least a portion of their career in New England made the All-Decade squad.

Quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and kicker Stephen Gostkowski were three players selected to team after playing only for the Patriots in the decade. Brady was one of eight unanimous selections on the team.

Former Patriots first-round draft picks Logan Mankins (guard) and Chandler Jones (outside linebacker) also made the squad.

Those players who spent just a small portion of the decade and their careers in a New England uniform included Antonio Brown (wide receiver), Darrelle Revis (cornerback) and Cordarrelle Patterson (kickoff returner).

According to the press release announcing the NFL All-Decade Team for the 2010s, “The 55-member team is the result of votes cast over the last several weeks by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 48-member selection committee. Only players who received at least one selection to a Pro Bowl, Associated Press All-Pro team or Pro Football Writers of America all-conference team during the 2010-19 seasons were eligible.”

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