The Kansas City Chiefs won’t be playing after this Sunday as a team, but two of their players will be. That’s because LBs Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson have been named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced on Tuesday.
Last year five players represented the Chiefs in Hawaii: Eric Berry, Dwayne Bowe, Matt Cassel, Jamaal Charles and Brian Waters.
Hali has once again been a disruptive force among the Chiefs front seven, serving as a one-man pass rush for most of the season. After leading the AFC in sacks last season, Hali ranks second this year with 12, just one behind Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens.
Johnson has already set a career-high with 126 tackles and will extend that and his single-season Chiefs franchise record Week 17 against the Denver Broncos.
This is the first selection for both Hali and Johnson and both are more than deserving.