Left guard Joel Bitonio, running back Nick Chubb and defensive end Myles Garrett all earned selection to the All-NFL team and the All-AFC roster, making the Browns just one of five teams to place three players on the All-NFL team.
Four years into his NFL career, Chubb is at No. 6 on the franchise’s all-time rushing list with 4,816 yards and No. 6 in rushing touchdowns with 36.
Bitonio played every snap on offense for the fifth consecutive season, even filling in at left tackle against the Las Vegas Raiders and Green Bay Packers, and helped the Browns finish fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with an average of 145.4 yards per game.
Garrett finished the season with 16 sacks, beating defensive end Reggie Camp’s official franchise record for sacks in a single season, and coming within a half-sack of tying defensive end Bill Glass’ actual record of 16.5 sacks, which was set in 1965.
The Pro Football Writers of America selected its first All-NFL team in 1966. The organization selected a combined All-AFL/NFL Team in 1968-69 and an All-NFL team starting with the 1970 season.