Cardinals’ Budda Baker, DeAndre Hopkins make NFL All-Pro teams
Safety Budda Baker and receiver DeAndre Hopkins represent the Arizona Cardinals on the 2020 Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams that were released Friday.
The duo lived up to the expectations after they each signed historic extensions relative to their positions this past year.
Baker made first team and tied Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the voting. Joining them on the first team was Baker’s former Arizona teammate, Tyrann Mathieu of the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s Baker’s second All-Pro honor, as he made the first team in 2017 as a rookie special teams player.
In 2020, Baker finished fourth in the NFL with 90 solo tackles. He tallied 118 total tackles with two interceptions, two sacks, a forced fumble and six passes defensed.
Hopkins, in his first season with the Cardinals, adds to his long list of accolades in his career. He made the first team as an All-Pro from 2017-19 with the Houston Texans and earned a second team nod in 2020. Hopkins also made the second team in 2015.
The wideout finished fourth in the NFL with 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdowns this year.
The Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams, Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs and Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill made the AP All-Pro First Team.
Hopkins was joined on the second team by Minnesota Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson, the Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley, the Seattle Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf and Buffalo’s Cole Beasley. Hopkins fell just three points short of Hill’s 24 to make the first team.
If you not 1st your last. Work to do.
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) January 8, 2021
NFL Associated Press All-Pro First Team
Quarterback — Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Running Back — Derrick Henry, Tennessee
Tight End — Travis Kelce, Kansas City
Wide Receivers — Davante Adams, Green Bay; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City
Left Tackle — David Bakhtiari, Green Bay
Right Tackle — Jack Conklin, Cleveland
Left Guard — Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
Right Guard — Brandon Scherff, Washington
Center — Corey Linsley, Green Bay
Edge Rushers — T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh; Myles Garrett, Cleveland
Interior Linemen — Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis
Linebackers — Fred Warner, San Francisco; Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis
Cornerbacks — Xavien Howard, Miami; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams
Safeties — Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh and Budda Baker, Arizona (tie)
Placekicker — Jason Sanders, Miami
Punter — Jake Bailey, New England
Kick Returner — Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago
Punt Returner — Gunner Olszewski, New England
Special Teamer — George Odum, Indianapolis
Long Snapper — Morgan Cox, Baltimore
NFL AP All-Pro Second Team
Quarterback — Josh Allen, Buffalo, and Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City (tie)
Running Back —Alvin Kamara, New Orleans
Tight End — Vacant
Wide Receivers — DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona; Justin Jefferson, Minnesota; Calvin Ridley, Atlanta, DK Metcalf, Seattle, and Cole Beasley, Buffalo (tie)
Left Tackle — Garett Bolles, Denver
Right Tackle — Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans
Left Guard — Joel Bitonio, Cleveland
Right Guard — Wyatt Teller, Cleveland
Center — Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis, and Frank Ragnow, Detroit
Edge Rushers — Khalil Mack, Chicago; Za’Darius Smith, Green Bay
Interior Linemen — Chris Jones, Kansas City; Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh
Linebackers — Devin White, Tampa Bay; Demario Davis, New Orleans; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, and Roquan Smith, Chicago (tie)
Cornerbacks — Jaire Alexander, Green Bay; Tre’Davious White, Buffalo
Safeties — Jamal Adams, Seattle; Jessie Bates III, Cincinnati
Placekicker — Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Punter — Jack Fox, Detroit
Kick Returner — Andre Roberts, Buffalo
Punt Returner — Jakeem Grant, Miami
Special Teamer —- Matthew Slater, New England
Long Snapper — Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis