The third question — the first was, “jeez, is he going to be okay?” and the second was “Fox, will you please stop showing the replay?” — a lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans asked last night when San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s leg was twisted gruesomely sideways was: “I wonder if that means Derrick Johnson will get un-snubbed and invited to the Pro Bowl?”
This afternoon, we received our answer.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) January 20, 2014
This obviously not the way anyone wants to make the Pro-Bowl, on the horrific, potentinally career-ending injury that Bowman received last night where he tore both his ACL and MCL on a goal line fumble recovery. However, this does right the wrong that was committed when Johnson was omitted from the pro bowl.
Johnson was probably the biggest non-selected player to the annual NFL all-star game this season, held next Sunday in Honolulu, Hawaii. Johnson finished the season with 95 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two interceptions. If that’s not pro bowl caliber, I don’t know what is. We wish NaVorro Bowman a speedy recovery and congratulate Johnson on his selection to his third pro bowl.