Colts lead way with seven Pro Bowl selections
The Indianapolis Colts led the way with seven Pro Bowl selections when the rosters were announced Wednesday evening.
The Colts’ Pro Bowlers include star running back Jonathan Taylor, one of the leading contenders for NFL Most Valuable Player, and standout linebacker Darius Leonard.
The Chiefs and Chargers had six selections each, including Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles signal-caller Justin Herbert.
Five other teams have five representatives selected for the Feb. 6 game in Las Vegas:
–The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ contingent is led by quarterback Tom Brady, who set an NFL record with his 15th Pro Bowl nod, although tackle Tristan Wirfs is the team’s lone Pro Bowl starter.
–Linebacker Micah Parsons, one of four rookies on the Pro Bowl rosters, highlights the Dallas Cowboys’ five Pro Bowl selections. Trevon Diggs, who leads the NFL with 10 interceptions, also was named a starter, as was veteran guard Zack Martin.
–The Baltimore Ravens’ group includes quarterback Lamar Jackson and features one starter, tight end Mark Andrews.
–Defensive end Myles Garrett highlights the Cleveland Browns’ quintet, which also includes starting guard Joel Bitonio.
–The San Francisco 49ers have four starters among their five Pro Bowl picks — fullback Kyle Juszczyk, tackle Trent Williams, tight end George Kittle and defensive end Nick Bosa.
The starting quarterbacks for the NFC is the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. Herbert will be backed up on the AFC roster by Mahomes and Jackson, while Rodgers is joined on the NFC roster by Brady and the Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray.
In addition to Parsons, the other rookies on the Pro Bowl teams are Cincinnati Bengals wideout Ja’Marr Chase, Chargers offensive tackle Rashawn Slater and Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts. Chase and Slater are starters on the AFC squad.
The complete Pro Bowl rosters:
Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers*; Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs; Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts*; Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns; Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs*; Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals*; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens*; Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers*; Orlando Brown, Kansas City Chiefs*; Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills
Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts*; Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns*; Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns
Corey Linsley, Los Angeles Chargers*; Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts
Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens
Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns*; Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders*; Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals
DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts*; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs*; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers
T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers*; Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers*; Matt Judon, New England Patriots
Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts*; Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas Raiders
J.C. Jackson, New England Patriots*; Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins*; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns; Kenny Moore II, Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans*
Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers*; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs
AFC SPECIAL TEAMS
Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts*
A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders*
Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers*; Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings*; James Conner, Arizona Cardinals; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams*; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers*; Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings; Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers*; Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons
Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers*; Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers*; Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys*; Brandon Scherff, Washington Football Team*; Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles*; Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 49ers*
Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers*; Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers*; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints
Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams*; Jonathan Allen, Washington Football Team*; Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers
Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals*; Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears*; Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys*; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
Trevon Diggs , Dallas Cowboys*; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams*; Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles; Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints
Quandre Diggs, Seattle Seahawks*
Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals*; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
NFC SPECIAL TEAMS
Josh Harris, Atlanta Falcons*
Bryan Anger, Dallas Cowboys*
Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams*
Jakeem Grant, Chicago Bears*
J.T. Gray, New Orleans Saints*
–Field Level Media