Pro Football Focus announced their Midseason All-Pro team on Wednesday and two Pittsburgh Steelers players were selected on the offensive side of the football.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger received the nod over Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady thanks mostly to his performance in the last two games.
Khaled Elsayed writes:
Pulled away from the competition with his performances in the past two weeks, but this is Roethlisberger at his best. His playmaking has never been in doubt but he’s doing all the little things well and it’s adding up to a tremendous season.
As you would expect, wide receiver Antonio Brown, who currently leads the league in receptions (71) and receiving yardage (996), also made PFF’s Midseason All-Pro team with T.Y. Hilton also receiving honors.
It’s no surprise to see Brown here. He might not be the physical specimen some look for but he’s been as good as any receiver in the league for a while now. Hilton is more of a surprise, elevating his game to a whole new level.
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did get receive an honorable mention from PFF, but was rightfully beaten out by DeMarco Murray.
As far as the defensive side of the football goes, no Steelers player was worthy of even receiving an honorable mention and that’s not surprising at all.