Jamaal Charles named a Pro Bowl captain


Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles has been named a captain for this year’s Pro Bowl.

It was a career year for Charles, as he accounted for 1,980 total yards and 19 total touchdowns. He was the NFL’s third leading rusher and just finished his sixth straight season of averaging over five yards per carry. Charles also finished the year as the Chiefs’ leading receiver.

Charles was the third leading vote getter overall and joins Drew Brees, Robert Quinn and J.J. Watt as captains. These four will help the alumni captains, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, select the rosters for the game from the player pool. Charles tweeted that he wants some help from fans with picking the rosters when the Pro Bowl Draft rolls around on January 21-22.

It’ll be an enjoyable process for Charles, and an intriguing one for the fans. We’ll see if the new Pro Bowl format is a success or if fans will want the old AFC vs. NFC days back.

Charles isn’t the only Chief getting honored. Find out what general manager John Dorsey won.

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