The Pro Bowl announcements have come and gone and both Alex Smith and Mitchell Schwartz have serious reasons to be upset with the results.
We don’t want to divert too much attention from those Kansas City Chiefs players who have good reason to celebrate. After all, we’re thrilled to see a few Chiefs players from the offensive side get what they deserve, and all three players chosen to the 2018 Pro Bowl—running back Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver Tyreek Hill—definitely earned their place.
However, we also cannot help but focus on the snubs, those players who had excellent seasons who are somehow lost under the radar. The Chiefs have a few obvious players who deserved to make the 2018 Pro Bowl and not just because the five players in front of them backed out either.
The Chiefs might not be a double digit win team at this point and that likely cost them the sort of attention needed to send 6 players to the Pro Bowl instead of 3, but we still think those voting should have taken a closer look.
Here are the players we think were seriously snubbed in 2018, ones we believe deserved to be mentioned as a starter or immediate reserve with the initial rosters.