NFLPA to reveal its own Players' All-Pro team as Tretter makes vaccine status vote claim

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NFL stars will get to select their own Players' All-Pro team under plans that emerged on Saturday.

The most-recognised All-Pro team has been the one generated by votes from NFL writers and broadcasters, organised by the Associated Press.

There are others, too, but the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is reportedly set to go it alone in what it will hope becomes the definitive selection.

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFLPA intends to unveil 'The Players' All-Pro' team on January 11.

Voting is to be open until January 4, with NFLPA president J.C. Tretter reportedly telling players in an email: "For too long, we as NFL players have allowed everyone else to define the best of us. That ends now."

Responding to a Twitter message from Buffalo Bills beat writer Jay Skurski, who cast doubt on how much of other teams most players get to watch, Tretter argued the media vote had its flaws too. He claimed a voter last year let vaccine status influence their decision, rather than base it solely on performance.

Tretter wrote: "1 of the 50 AP voters last year made his voting decision based on a player's vaccine status. So maybe we should slow down on making them the beacon of on-field evaluation."

According to an NFL.com report, players will get to vote on players who made the biggest impression in their own position, and on those they line up against.

The NFLPA has not formally announced the news in public, despite Tretter's interaction on the matter. Instead, it quote-tweeted a message from Pelissero with eyes emojis.