The Kansas City Chiefs most deserving of a Pro Bowl selection

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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 17: Dustin Colquitt #2 of the Kansas City Chiefs kicks off against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

With ten weeks in the books and voting officially open, we take a look at the five Chiefs most deserving of being selected to the 2020 Pro Bowl.

With NFL Week 10 behind us, that means that it is officially election season. No, not that election! Instead, this is the time of year when the NFL opens the ballot for 2020 Pro Bowl voting.

Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs had six players named to the Pro Bowl roster. Despite having a less successful season in 2019, the Chiefs are likely to see as many, or more, players selected to the NFL’s all-star game this February in Orlando.

While many Chiefs are undoubtedly deserving, injuries will necessarily keep some of them from being named to the roster, despite perhaps being deserving in the larger context of the league year.

Here, we look at the five Chiefs who are most deserving of being selected to the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl roster.

Dustin Colquitt, Punter

In this his 15th season, punter Dustin Colquitt, the team’s longest tenured player, continues to prove that he is among the best in the business. Named to two previous Pro Bowls, it would be easy to argue that Colquitt should have seen a half dozen more trips to the NFL’s all star game.

Unfortunately, his lack of relative use might keep him from being seen. Colquitt has only punted 31 times so far on the year, giving him nearly half the punts (and punting yards) of guys like Brett Kern (Tennessee Titans) and Lachlan Edwards (New York Jets). However, despite his meager 41.5 yards per punt average, his 9th ranked ‘inside the 20’ percentage is strong, he has the fourth longest punt of the year, and Colquitt’s ability to pin opponents back allow for minimal return yards (60 on the year).

Colquitt still belongs in the conversation for the Pro Bowl as a celebration of what he has meant to the franchise and where he ranks among active punters as a decorated veteran still very much in fine form.

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