After a 9-6-1 season that ended with the Pittsburgh Steelers missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013, postseason honors have been in short supply this offseason compared to years past. However, there is still one name on the roster who continues to be recognized for his outstanding efforts this season.
The only Pittsburgh player honored by the Associated Press in their end of year awards when he was named as a second-team All-Pro selection for 2018, Maurkice Pouncey was once again the only member of the team to win Pro Football Writers of America honors earlier in the week when he was named to their All-AFC team.
Maurkice Pouncey was honored by the Pro Football Writers of America, selected to the 2018 PFWA All-AFC team at center for the second-straight year.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 15, 2019
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Arguably the league's best center for most of his eight years in the NFL, Pouncey has also been nominated to the Pro Bowl seven times and named All-Pro five times. He also won this same honor from the PFWA in both 2011 and 2017. In 2018, PFWA All-NFL honors went to Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles, an award Pouncey last won in 2011.
Set to enter his final year under contract in 2019 and still being only 29-years-old, it should be expected that the Steelers will discuss an extension with Pouncey this offseason.
The full press release with the All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams can be found here: https://t.co/cpdjJKV3Wq pic.twitter.com/Y0fXO6UmRg— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 15, 2019