The Chiefs could count on sending Tony Gonzalez to the Pro Bowl after every season, and guards Brian Waters and Will Shields each went to Hawaii five times. Kansas City sent three different running backs, two quarterbacks and a fullback to the Pro Bowl over the past decade.
The table below lists all 32 offensive Pro Bowl selections for the Chiefs since 2002. Note that this excludes WR Dante Hall who made two Pro Bowls as a returner.
On the other side of the ball, I doubt you’ll be surprised to hear which team has the most Pro Bowlers. The Baltimore Ravens have seen 33 defensive players make the Pro Bowl since 2002, and rank fourth in terms of overall Pro Bowlers. And surprised probably isn’t the right word to describe how most people would react when they see which team has the most Pro Bowlers over the last ten years:
One of the more depressing statistics comes as the expense of one of the Chiefs’ biggest rivals. Sure, the Raiders have sent Shane Lechler to the Pro Bowl six times, which bumps their overall numbers. But over the last nine years, Oakland has had just one offensive player make the Pro Bowl: tight end Zach Miller in 2010. On the flip side, the Cleveland Browns have seen only two defensive players earn Pro Bowl selections since re-entering the league: Jamir Miller in 2001 and Shaun Rogers in 2009.
The Rams have the longest drought on the defensive side of the ball, with no players earning such distinction since Leonard Little and Aeneas Williams in 2003. The Bills, Seahawks and Redskins have all failed to send an offensive player to the Pro Bowl in each of the last
four three seasons.
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AFC East: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets
AFC North: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC South: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
AFC West: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers
NFC East: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
NFC North: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons
NFC South: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC West: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams