By 8 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) this evening we will know how many Pro Bowlers the Kansas City Chiefs have. The NFL is announcing tonight on NFL Network the players that have been elected to the 2014 Pro Bowl.
The Chiefs were a popular Pro Bowl story last year because they had six of them. For a 2-14 team, that was an unusually high amount. This year, the Chiefs should be well-represented again.
The KC Star's Randy Covitz does a nice job running down who is likely to get in and who else may have a shot once you take into account the fan voting, which is only a portion of the vote, along with players and coaches.
Jamaal Charles is obviously a lock. He was (or is?) in the MVP conversation. He's really, really good and was consistently among the top vote-getters in the fans portion of the Pro Bowl voting. He's going to get in.
Among those leading their positions in the most recent portion of the fan voting were Charles, Branden Albert, Jeff Allen, Tamba Hali, Eric Berry and Dustin Colquitt.
Among those, I would say Charles, Hali, Berry and Colquitt are the strongest candidates to get in. I would also put Derrick Johnson on that list. Covitz placed Dexter McCluster as a punt returner on his likely-to-make-it list.
What about Anthony Sherman? Jamaal Charles made a push for him on Twitter.
Hey today is the last day for the pro bowl vote lets get @Shermanator35 in..— Jamaal Charles (@jcharles25) December 26, 2013
Last year's Pro Bowlers were Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali and Dustin Colquitt. Justin Houston was voted in as an alternate.