The Associated Press has announced its 2012 NFL All-Pro team, and it features four Broncos — two on each side of the ball.
Quarterback Peyton Manning, tackle Ryan Clady and linebacker Von Miller earned first-team honors, while cornerback Champ Bailey made the second team.
Manning and Miller garnered their third All-Pro nominations of the year after being selected by Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Writers of America earlier in the week. Manning broke franchise records in nearly every single-season passing category during his first year as a Bronco. Miller became the club’s single-season sack king in Week 16, finishing with 18.5 sacks on the year.
Clady earned his second All-Pro nomination. He was also selected as a PFWA All Pro. The Pro Bowl tackle opened all 16 games for the fifth consecutive season and allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (1.0) among 16-game starting tackles.
Bailey draws second-team All-Pro honors after earning his 12th Pro Bowl selection, the most of any defensive back in NFL history. The 14th year cornerback intercepted multiple passes for the fourth consecutive season and posted his highest tackle total (66) since the 2009 season.