Kansas City Chiefs: 7 players who could make the Pro Bowl for the first time
By Matt Conner
Look, we believe every single player on this list could be and/or deserves to already be a Pro Bowl player, but out of all of the players list, this exclusion is the most egregious.
Mitchell Schwartz came to Kansas City with the reputation as one of the brightest young tackles in the league, and all he’s done over the last two years is earn 2nd-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press in both seasons. If there are better right tackles in the NFL, it’s certainly not a long list.
Schwartz is as proven a product as there is in today’s NFL. He’s a team leader, a strong community presence, a force on the field. Oh yeah, he also never misses a game in the most violent sport around. Even when others were resting in Week 17, Schwartz was lining up alongside the Chiefs’ subs because he lobbied his head coach to play. He’s an ironman with a reputation to uphold, and we don’t blame him for fighting to keep it. He’s earned it.
Schwartz is a total badass who is one of the single most underrated players in the league on either side of the ball. The AP has noticed and honored him appropriately. Send him to Orlando, already!