The 2016 Pro Bowl rosters are now set with four Kansas City Chiefs players on one team and one on another. The Hall of Fame Pro Bowl captains this year were former Cowboys star Michael Irvin and former 49ers great Jerry Rice. The head coaches for this year's Pro Bowl teams are Andy Reid (yes, that one).
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson, who was a Pro Bowl alternate when Luke Kuechly and the Carolina Panthers made the Super Bowl, was selected to Team Irvin. Packers coach Mike McCarthy was going to coach this team but he has called in sick with an illness.
On Team Rice, the Chiefs have LB Tamba Hali, CB Marcus Peters, TE Travis Kelce and S Eric Berry. Is it a coincidence that this is the team that Andy Reid will coach? Four Chiefs on it.
LB Justin Houston was selected to the Pro Bowl but he won't play with a knee injury (I'm actually surprised Tamba is playing because he was banged up, too).
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was the first pick for Team Irvin while Giants QB Eli Manning was the first pick for Team Rice. You would think someone like Tom Brady would be the first pick but he and the rest of the Patriots players declined the Pro Bowl invite. In fact, more players have declined a Pro Bowl invite this year than any other year in history. Not a good sign for the health of the game.
The Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii at 6 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on January 31.
QB: Russell Wilson (1st pick), Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater
RB: Devonta Freeman (captain), Todd Gurley, Latavius Murray
WR: Julio Jones, A.J. Green, DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson
TE: Delanie Walker, Tyler Eifert
DL: Ezekiel Ansah, Michael Bennett, Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins (captain)
LB: Anthony Barr, Lavonte David, Sean Lee
DB: Richard Sherman, Desmond Trufant, Reshad Jones, Adam Jones, Malcolm Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Harrison Smith
Coach: Winston Moss (Packers associate head coach)
FB: Patrick DiMarco
OT: Branden Albert, Tyron Smith, Andrew Whitworth
G: David DeCastro, Zack Martin, Marshal Yanda
C: Travis Frederick, Alex Mack
DT: Calais Campbell, Jurrell Casey
LB: NaVorro Bowman, Derrick Johnson
K: Dan Bailey
P: Sam Koch
KR: Darren Sproles
PR: Justin Bethel
QB: Eli Manning (1st pick), Derek Carr, Tyrod Taylor
RB: Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Chris Ivory
WR: Odell Beckham Jr. (captain), Jarvis Landry, Amari Cooper, T.Y. Hilton
TE: Travis Kelce, Gary Barnidge
DL: Aaron Donald (captain), Khalil Mack, Everson Griffen, Cameron Jordan
LB: Tamba Hali, Julius Peppers, Elvis Dumervil
DB: Marcus Peters, Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes, Eric Berry, Jason Verrett, Mike Adams, Charles Woodson
Coach: Andy Reid
FB: John Kuhn
OT: Kyle Long, Joe Staley, Joe Thomas
G: Richie Incognito, Logan Mankins, Josh Sitton
C: Nick Mangold, Eric Wood
DT: Fletcher Cox, Gerald McCoy
LB: Clay Matthews, Bobby Wagner
K: Josh Brown
P: Johnny Hekker
KR: Tyler Lockett
ST: Cedric Peerman