Denver Broncos center Lloyd Cushenberry was named to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team for the 2020 NFL season, the PFWA announced Tuesday.
Cushenberry was selected by the Broncos in the third round of the 2020 NFL draft after winning a national championship at LSU. He started in all 16 games as a rookie and was only penalized twice, according to STATS LLC.
During his end-of-season Zoom press conference on Jan. 5, coach Vic Fangio named Cushenberry as Denver’s player who showed the most improvement during the season.
“He was a guy that constantly got better inch by inch,” Fangio said. “He never made a big jump one week to the next, but he just kept getting better in small increments and by the end of the season was playing his best football. I think after this offseason and he gets to watch himself in cut ups and getting coached by [offensive line coach] Mike [Munchak] and ‘Kupe’ [assistant offensive line coach Chris Kuper], that he’ll come back a better player. I expect him to flourish next year even more so.”
Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb made the PFWA’s All-AFC Team. Bolles also earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press and Chubb was voted to the Pro Bowl.