The Paul Hornung Award recipient out of Troy and Houston got the decision at punt returner after an everyday season by which he sprinted for touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.
Jones, 24, averaged 12.5 yards per punt return through 29 opportunities and finished with an NFL-leading 362 yards in that phase. Along the best way arrived a handful of punt returns that gained 20-plus yards — including a game-winning rating from 84 yards away within the closing seconds against the Recent York Jets.
Also seeing the sector at wideout and cornerback, Jones caught 4 passes and intercepted two more through 15 games. He secured first-team All-Pro status from the Associated Press earlier this month.
Along with All-NFL honors, the No. 85 overall pick earned All-AFC honors from the PFWA alongside outside linebacker Matthew Judon, who has now made it in back-to-back years with the Patriots.
Judon, 30, set a franchise record with six sacks through the initial five games of the autumn. He went on to set a profession high with 15.5 sacks and tie one other with 60 tackles. En path to becoming the Patriots’ lone Pro Bowler, the 2016 Baltimore Ravens fifth-round draft alternative from Grand Valley State tacked on two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The PFWA has chosen an All-NFL team since 1966, and All-AFC and All-NFC teams since 1992. Last January, when head coach Bill Belichick was named Executive of the 12 months for the primary time, Recent England was represented by a trio on the All-AFC team and a pair on the All-Rookie team.
The 2022 All-Rookie roster can be unveiled at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday together with Rookie of the 12 months, Offensive Rookie of the 12 months and Defensive Rookie of the 12 months.