The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t send any current players to the Pro Bowl, but that doesn’t mean the franchise wasn’t recognized at the game. They landed four players on the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s.
Tony Gonzalez landed on the roster as the starting tight end along with San Diego’s Antonio Gates.
Willie Roaf and Will Shields were selected on the offensive line next to Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, Larry Allen, Alan Faneca and Steve Hutchinson.
Dante Hall was selected at both return positions. Joshua Cribbs joined Hall as kick returner and Devin Hester as punt returner.
Bob Gretz points out that in past decades the most Chiefs that made one of the previous teams was two players, with Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith in the 1990s and Bobby Bell and Jerrel Wilson in the 1970s.
Great to see some sort of recognition for Kansas City at the Pro Bowl. It’s always good to remind people that it wasn’t that long ago that the Chiefs were a good franchise.
Around here there’s no need to remind anyone how good those teams were or that they didn’t win a playoff game. Champions are always remembered, but there’s no need to completely overlook some of those Chiefs teams and players.
Update: The fine folks at Arrowhead Pride also list Zach Thomas and Ty Law.
Thomas I would never call a Chief. I clearly over looked Law when reading the list, as he should have been a part of the original post.