After an up-and-down season, Buffalo Bills wide receiver and kick returner Isaiah McKenzie seems to appreciate the stray All-Pro vote that he caught.

McKenzie started the season as the team’s primary return specialist, then lost the job after a series of miscues and fumbles, then later earned it back and had a breakout game as a receiver while filling in for some ill and injured teammates. The return prowess that McKenzie showed before losing the job earned him a single vote for the NFL’s All-Pro team, and prompted a reaction from McKenzie himself.

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McKenzie Appreciates His Lone Vote

The Associated Press released the full voting for the All-Pro team on Friday, showing that McKenzie was one of the six players to receive at least one vote for the league’s best kick returner. When WROC-TV sports director Thad Brown tweeted a list of all the Bills players who received votes, including a question mark next to McKenzie’s name, the Bills receiver and kick returner reacted.

I was almost an all-pro gosh darnit!

— Isaiah McKenzie (@_IsaiahMcKenzie) January 14, 2022

“I was almost an all-pro gosh darnit!” he wrote.

McKenzie was benched mid-season after some miscues in the return game, but became a primary receiver after a COVID-19 outbreak and had a career-high 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown in a win over the New England Patriots.

In the past, a single vote has been enough to land a Buffalo Bills receiver on the All-Pro list. Cole Beasley landed on the second-team for the 2020 season thanks to a vote from NBC Sports’ Peter King.

King later explained that he believed he should be picking the best outside receiver as well as the best slot receiver, and saw Beasley as the league’s best from the slot.

“Cole Beasley is the slot receiver on my All-Pro team this year,” King told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. “This year the Associated Press asked voters to vote for three wide receivers. They didn’t put any limit, any restrictions on how you vote for them and look I probably would have voted as my third receiver for somebody like Tyreek Hill, but I like to put …read more



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