SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For the first time since 2005, when they finished 4-12, the San Francisco 49ers had no players receive All-Pro recognition from the Associated Press, the league announced Friday.
The 49ers had a disappointing 2014 season where they finished 8-8, culminating in the loss of head coach Jim Harbaugh, who "mutually agreed to part ways" with the organization following three straight deep runs into the postseason, including an appearance in Super Bowl 47.
Marred by injuries and apparent dysfunction between Harbaugh and the front office, San Francisco posted its worst record since 2010, before Harbaugh was hired. Incumbent All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman missed the entire year while recovering from ACL and MCL tears sustained in the previous season's NFC title game.
His running mate, Patrick Willis, who is a five-time first-team All-Pro, played just five and a half games this season before undergoing season-ending toe surgery midway through the year. Left tackle Joe Staley, a three-time second-team selection who started all 16 games for the 49ers this season, received three votes.
Results of The Associated Press 2014 NFL All-Pro balloting were selected by a national panel of 50 media members. The complete results of the voting can be found here.
49ers All-Pro Nods over the previous four seasons
First team: ILB NaVorro Bowman
Second team: OLB Ahmad Brooks, DE Justin Smith, LT Joe Staley
First team: P Andy Lee, K Davis Akers, ILB NaVorro Bowman, ILB Patrick Willis, DE Justin Smith
Second team: CB Carlos Rogers, LT Joe Staley
First team: ILB Patrick Willis