Which Kansas City Chiefs have the best shot of being named to their first Pro Bowl in 2020?
Before you go off on your tangent, we all agree that the Chiefs won’t be playing in the Pro Bowl game anytime soon. The Super Bowl rosters are always exempt from the game, so the All-Star competition at the end of the 2020 season will feature no Chiefs, just like last year’s event.
However, being named to the Pro Bowl is a different category all together, and it’s still an important recognition for players and their teams. Many players, after all, have contract incentives tied to the distinction that they still earn, even if they do not compete in the game.
In 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs had six players earn Pro Bowl honors: defensive end Frank Clark, returner Mecole Hardman, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce, defensive lineman Chris Jones and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Arguably, all six players could see themselves selected again in 2020—though if Hardman truly is not featured as a returner, as special teams coach Dave Toub has insinuated, that would make his path to the roster much more difficult.
Despite having the third most Pro Bowl selections in the NFL a season ago, the Chiefs have several players on the roster who have never been voted for the honor. As the outright favorites to win Super Bowl LV, Kansas City is sure to see an uptick in votes this season, meaning some of those players could make the first All-Star squads of their careers in 2020.
What Chiefs have the best shot?