Jamaal Charles and seven other Chiefs will make up the Pro Bowl in January. Charles received the most votes of any non-quarterback in the NFL and finished third overall in Pro Bowl voting. This is the third career Pro Bowl selection for Charles.
It has been an insane season for Charles that could turn historic if he can rack up at least 20 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown this weekend in San Diego. If he does that then he will become just the tenth player in NFL history to have at least 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns in a single season. Former Chiefs great Priest Holmes accomplished that feat twice, Adrian Peterson has never done it.
Charles won’t be alone in Hawaii. Branden Albert, Dontari Poe, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Brandon Flowers, Eric Berry, and Dexter McCluster. Stunningly Dustin Colquitt and Derrick Johnson, both among the most deserving player in the NFL, let alone the Chiefs, were snubbed from the Pro Bowl. How one picks five Chiefs defenders to go to the Pro Bowl and doesn’t put Derrick Johnson on that list is unthinkable.
Changes have been made to the Pro Bowl format to make things a little bit more interesting. This year voters were asked to select the best players at each position regardless of the conference the player plays in. Individuals selected to the Pro Bowl will then be put into a pool where team captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select teams in a sort of Fantasy Football type format. That draft alone will be must-see television.