Fans congratulate Pro Bowlers Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson

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There was plenty of love to go around the Chiefs Kingdom for starting quarterback Alex Smith and middle linebacker Derrick Johnson.

That would be because both of them are now going to the Pro Bowl in place of players who needed to drop out. Johnson, going to his third straight Pro Bowl, is replacing San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman after the 49er tore his ACL and PCL during the NFC Championship Game. Smith, going to his first Pro Bowl, is replacing Tom Brady after Brady dropped out following New England’s loss in the AFC Championship Game.

Ever since the announcement, plenty of Chiefs fans have been rolling out the congratulation carpet for the ninth and tenth Kansas City Pro Bowlers, as well as expressed their joy for so many Chiefs being on the Pro Bowl roster.

 

 

Now while there were certainly plenty of joyous tweets, a few decided to break out the snark.

 

 

So yeah, while the Chiefs would rather still be playing and have their players not participating, Johnson and Smith make it a franchise record 10 Pro Bowlers for Kansas City. No matter what the end result of a season was, that’s something to be proud of.


With all of the talent on the roster, how will the team manage the salary cap for next year?


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  • Burnell Brown

    10 pro bowlers is excellent! Go Chiefs!! No matter what happened this year, they played their hearts out each and every game. We have been season ticket holders for 5 years now. We sat through all the pain of last year. Watching the Raiders fans filling “our” stadium after a lose. We are on the right track to eventually win our share of playoff games. Stand with our team guys! It will work out soon.