NFL announces NFC, AFC rosters for 2022 Pro Bowl; Colts lead all teams with 7 players
After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled it last year, the Pro Bowl is officially back.
The NFL announced on Wednesday night the official AFC and NFC rosters for the all-star game of sorts — dropping the list after players, coaches and fans all got to vote on the game.
The Colts had seven players make the cut, followed by both the Chargers and Chiefs with six each. Both Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert made the AFC squad, along with Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The 49ers, Browns, Buccaneers, Cowboys and Ravens all sent five players to the game. Six teams didn’t send a single player to the Pro Bowl: the Broncos, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions and Texans.
The NFC will be led by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. Brady has picked up his 15th Pro Bowl nomination, which gives him the most in league history.
Colts running back Johnathan Taylor was the player who received the highest number of fan votes with more than 265,000. 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa came in second with more than 264,500 votes, and was followed by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs. The Chiefs led all teams in total number of votes received.
The Pro Bowl will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 6. The stadium — which will host the Super Bowl in 2024 — was set to host the game last year before it was canceled.
Full Pro Bowl rosters
QB: Justin Herbert (Chargers), Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs), Lamar Jackson (Ravens)
RB: Jonathan Taylor (Colts), Nick Chubb (Browns), Joe Mixon (Bengals)
WR: Tyreek Hill (Chiefs), Ja’Marr Chase (Bengals), Stefon Diggs (Bills), Keenan Allen (Chargers)
TE: Mark Andrews (Ravens), Travis Kelce (Chiefs)
OT: Rashawn Slater (Chargers), Orlando Browns (Chiefs), Dion Dawkins (Bills)
OG: Quenton Nelson (Colts), Joel Bitonio (Browns), Wyatt Teller (Browns)
C: Corey Linsley (Chargers), Ryan Kelly (Colts)
FB: Patrick Ricard (Ravens)
DE: Myles Garrett (Browns), Maxx Crosby (Raiders), Trey Hendrickson (Bengals)
DL: DeForest Buckner (Colts), Chris Jones (Chiefs), Cameron Heyward (Steelers)
OLB: T.J. Watt (Steelers), Joey Bosa (Chargers), Matt Judon (Patriots)
ILB: Darius Leonard (Colts), Denzel Perryman (Raiders)
CB: J.C. Jackson (Patriots), Xavien Howard (Dolphins), Denzel Ward (Browns), Kenny Moore (Colts)
FS: Kevin Byard (Titans)
SS: Derwin James (Chargers), Tyrann Mathieu (Chiefs)
Special Teams: Luke Rhodes (Colts), A.J. Cole (Raiders), Justin Tucker (Ravens), Devin Duvernay (Ravens), Matthew Slater (Patriots)
QB: Aaron Rodgers (Packers), Tom Brady (Buccaneers), Kyler Murray (Cardinals)
RB: Dalvin Cook (Vikings), James Conner (Cardinals), Alvin Kamara (Saints)
WR: Cooper Kupp (Rams), Davante Adams (Packers), Justin Jefferson (Vikings), Deebo Samuel (49ers)
TE: George Kittle (49ers), Kyle Pitts (Falcons)
OT: Trent Williams (49ers), Tristan Wirfs (Buccaneers), Tyron Smith (Cowboys)
OG: Zack Martin (Cowboys), Brandon Scherff (Washington), Ali Marpet (Buccaneers)
C: Jason Kelce (Eagles), Ryan Jensen (Buccaneers)
FB: Kyle Juszczyk (49ers)
DE: Nick Bosa (49ers), Brian Burns (Panthers), Cameron Jordan (Saints)
DL: Aaron Donald (Rams), Jonathan Allen (Washington), Kenny Clark (Packers)
OLB: Chandler Jones (Cardinals), Robert Quinn (Bears), Shaquil Barrett (Buccaneers)
ILB: Micah Parsons (Cowboys), Bobby Wagner (Seahawks)
CB: Trevon Diggs (Cowboys), Jalen Ramsey (Rams), Darius Slay (Eagles), Marshon Lattimore (Saints)
FS: Quandre Diggs (Seahawks)
SS: Buddha Baker (Cardinals), Harrison Smith (Vikings)
Special Teams: Josh Harris (Falcons), Bryan Anger (Cowboys), Matt Gay (Rams), Jakeem Grant (Bears), J.T. Gray (Saints)