Some honors for the NFC South

The Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team and All-NFL team are out and we’ve got some pretty slight NFC South representation.

On the rookie team, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, Atlanta receiver Julio Jones, Atlanta punter Matt Bosher and Atlanta special teams player Akeem Dent all made the team.

Newton also was the Rookie of the Year, but this is not to be confused with the Associated Press Rookie of the Year award, which will be announced at a later date.

Only two division players made the All-NFL team. They were New Orleans guards Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks.

Also, we should note New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees did not win the Most Valuable Player award. As expected that went to Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers. Again, this isn’t the same as the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award. That’s viewed as the most prestigious award and player contracts often include incentives for winning that.