We are twenty years into this new century, enough to take a look back at the top players of that era, essentially not an All-Decade team but an All-Two-Decade Team, if you will.
There were some close calls at some positions which we've noted.
These are the base offense and defense. On third down Kyle Jusczczyk goes out and Welker would come in.
On defense, nose tackle Wilfork would go out in nickel and Woodson would play slot with Miller playing the left edge and Watt sinking to play inside. Woodson could also play the "money backer" spot that we see so often today—the hybrid safety/linebacker position if we wanted to stay in sub all the time.