Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jamaal Charles and ... ?
NFL Network will announce the 2013 Pro Bowl roster at 6 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) this evening. This would excite me in most years that the Kansas City Chiefs are actually good because you tend to get recognized more when you win games. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, they're really bad at winning games. So they may not get recognized as much this year as in years past.
Here's a look at possible Pro Bowl Chiefs. Drop anyone I missed in the comments section.
1. Jamaal Charles
You don't lead the AFC in rushing yards and not get in. Charles has been the bright spot on an otherwise crappy season. It is sooo much fun to watch this guy play, and we're so lucky that we've been able to see him these past few years.
If Charles doesn't get in, I'm going to break my laptop and stop blogging.
(Note: That's a lie.)
2. Derrick Johnson
Like Charles, it's been fun watching DJ this year. The way he shoots through the hole and tackles a running back behind the line is one of my favorite types of plays to watch from him. In a two-win season, there is zero doubt in my mind that DJ is going as hard as he would if the Chiefs were 13-2.
He has over 100 tackles and three forced fumbles.
3. Dustin Colquitt
Colquitt's overall numbers, like net average, are in the middle of the pack. But he's threatening for the NFL lead in punts inside the 20. Unfortunately, he has two touchdowns returned on him, most in the league.
4. Tamba Hali
He makes an impact on every play. The sack numbers aren't there this year -- nine -- so he may not get in but that's not for a lack of effort.
5. Justin Houston
Unlikely that he makes it but he deserves a nod. Houston has 10 sacks on the season, continuing his impressive end to the 2011 season. Unfortunately for him, there are a couple of players (J.J. Watt, Aldon Smith) vying for the NFL sack record (22.5). So this is a bad year to be impressed by sacks.