Another way to measure stars: All mid-decade team, 2005-15

It's easy to forget a player for all-decade when he enters the league in the middle of one decade and exited in the middle of another. So why not have an all mid-decade team? Pro Football Journal's John Turney liked the idea, and so do we. So here are his picks for 2005-15.

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We're all familiar with all-decade teams and their significance when it comes to measuring careers. But what happens to star players who enter the league in the middle of one decade and exit in the middle of another?

Nothing, that’s what.

Too often they’re ignored by all-decade teams, and, consequently, ignored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame when it comes to voting. So Pro Football Journal’s John Turney devised another idea, and it’s a good one. Why not measure the best players of the mid-decades? That way you don’t overlook a deserving player who starred for eight or nine years but only half of it for one decade.

Anyway, we like it, and John started his series this week with the best mid-decade players from 2005-15. Here’s a look: