Originally written November 14, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Every year in the NFL, an assortment of players have tremendous seasons that ultimately aren't rewarded with an All-Pro distinction because of even more tremendous seasons turned in by other, more high-profile players sometimes on more high-profile, winning teams. Sure, the Associated Press typically does a fine job identifying the league's best players for the All-Pro team, but with a limited amount of spots available, there's always an unfortunate number of guys, who, in almost any other campaign, would garner an All-Pro honor. The following players *won't* be First-Team All-Pros in 2013. But let's call them glorified honorable mentions.  Quarterback - Drew Brees Peyton Manning will be the First-Team All-Pro quarterback. As he should. Heck, he's probably going to take home the MVP award. As he should. But, damn, Drew Brees has had an All-Pro / MVP-caliber season thus far. He's completing 68 percent of his passes and is averaging 340 yards per ga...
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