Patrick Mahomes leads a list of seven Chiefs players who have been named to the Pro Bowl.
The 2021 Pro Bowl rosters have been announced and the Kansas City Chiefs have seven players who have been honored by the NFL’s annual all-star exhibition. Three other teams matched the Chiefs with that amount of Pro Bowl entrants, including the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, and Seattle Seahawks.
This year’s Pro Bowl won’t actually feature much in the way of exhibiting anything since the game itself will not be played, one of a number of measures taken to adjust to a year of a global pandemic. That said, players are honored all the same by being acknowledged by
Patrick Mahomes was chosen as the top quarterback for the AFC, a list that also included Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans. He was joined by other esteemed members of the Chiefs offense, including wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce. In addition, left tackle Eric Fisher was also honored, an incredible feat coming off of last season in which he missed half his starts and this year where the script has flipped and he’s been one of the lone healthy members of the front line.
On the defensive side, the Chiefs added three more players to the Pro Bowl mix with the team’s three biggest names earning another Pro Bowl honor on their resumes. Safety Tyrann Mathieu has served as the heart and soul of the secondary and he was rewarded with a Pro Bowl nod. The Chiefs also invested big money in both Frank Clark and Chris Jones along the defensive front, and both players were also included here.
Instead of being physically played on the field, the NFL is partnering with Madden ’21 to virtually have some Pro Bowl players actually play out the game along with other online festivities that are bound to include NFL fans in the mix during the week typically held for the event.