Pro Bowl Selections

NFL

Yesterday, Pro Bowl rosters for the AFC and the NFC were released. Today, we look at the notable players on the AFC’s offense.

The Los Angeles Chargers led the league with 4 offensive players winning bids to the Pro Bowl (WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers).

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay became the first ever player to be undrafted and reach the Pro Bowl their rookie year, with the back rushing for 991 and 9 TD’s through 16 games.

Notable AFC Offensive Players :

Line : Taylor Lewan (Tennessee), Maurkice Pouncey (Pittsburgh) , Mike Pouncey (LAC)

The Pouncey brothers return to yet another Pro Bowl, making it 11 between the pair. Taylor Lewan has led the Tennessee line this year, and returns for his third Pro Bowl in five seasons.

Tight Ends : Travis Kelce (Kansas City)  represents one of the tight ends for the AFC. Having the best season of his highly productive career, Kelce has put up a career high 10 touchdowns with 2 games left to play. He’s also eclipsed his previous personal bests in yards, yards per game, and receptions.

Wide Receivers : Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh), DeAndre Hopkins (Houston), Tyreek Hill (Kansas City)

Antonio Brown is back for his 7th Pro Bowl to spearhead quite the receiving trio for the AFC. Brown posted yet another monster season with 13 TDs and 1,200+ yards. Both Tyreek Hill and DeAndre Hopkins posted more yards than Brown, and will look to add more in their own postseasons.

Running Backs : Melvin Gordon (LAC), James Conner (Pittsburgh)

Le'Veon Bell’s replacement took advantage of his opportunity, as James Conor hit paydirt 12 times in the 18-19 season.

Melvin Gordon has been a huge part of the Chargers surging season, which will continue onto the Postseason months.

Quarterbacks : Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City), Tom Brady (New England), Philip Rivers (LAC)

The MVP-race leader Patrick Mahomes is sitting atop of the touchdown stat column, and the race is not even close, with the Chiefs quarterback registering 45 TD’s, 15 more than 2nd place. Mahomes also leads the entire league in yards per game, a statistic that is in no doubt partly due to the weapons Mahomes has at his disposal, many being AFC Pro Bowl teammates.

Tom Brady will be going to his 14th Pro Bowl, the most out of anyone on either AFC or NFC roster.

He’ll be accompanied on the bench by Phillip Rivers after his solid season leading the Chargers.