Alex Smith, Dustin Colquitt add to number of Chiefs in Pro Bowl

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry pulled out of the Pro Bowl this week, but the Chiefs are still gaining in the number of players from their roster who will take part in the game.

The team announced on Tuesday that quarterback Alex Smith and punter Dustin Colquitt have been added to the roster. They join tight end Travis Kelce, cornerback Marcus Peters and rookie returner Tyreek Hill as representatives from Kansas City in the game.

It is the second time that Smith has been part of a Pro Bowl roster and he will be replacing Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who fractured his fibula late in the season as the Raiders and Chiefs were vying for the AFC West title. The Chiefs took it with a win in Week 17 while the Raiders lost, but Smith’s season came to an end in an 18-16 loss to the Steelers last Sunday night.

With Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger both on the roster, there will be at least one other replacement quarterback going to the game.

Colquitt is also going to the Pro Bowl for the second time. He’s going in place of Colts punter Pat McAfee, who announced over the weekend that he will be having knee surgery.

21 responses to “Alex Smith, Dustin Colquitt add to number of Chiefs in Pro Bowl

  1. If you get in as an alternate, there should be some kind of asterisk or something. They end up naming so many “replacement” players, that you end up with 5 or 6 “Pro Bowl” players at every position. It cheapens the award.

  2. Alex Smith, nice guy, fraud of a QB. Hitching your dreams to his star means a life of disappointment and frustration. Seldom has anyone been paid as much as he has been and delivered so little.

  3. PhD says:
    Jan 17, 2017 3:53 PM
    Alex Smith, nice guy, fraud of a QB. Hitching your dreams to his star means a life of disappointment and frustration. Seldom has anyone been paid as much as he has been and delivered so little.

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    Joe Flacco

  4. Giving Alex Smith a spot in the Pro Bowl is a little like giving an Oscar to Screech from ‘Saved By The Bell’.

  5. Sadly, five years from now, this site along with all the others will only refer to them as “NFL Pro-Bowler” or “Former NFL Pro-Bowler” without any clarification as to how they got there.

  6. PhD says:
    Jan 17, 2017 3:53 PM
    Alex Smith, nice guy, fraud of a QB. Hitching your dreams to his star means a life of disappointment and frustration. Seldom has anyone been paid as much as he has been and delivered so little.

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    Great Quarterback – not even close

    But delivered so little for what he’s been paid? You don’t know what you are talking about. In avg salary per year he is 22nd at $17 million. What performance stat would you like to use? QBR: 11th. Active QB winning percentage – 9th. He’s a bargain. TONS of examples of QBs paid more that delivered less.

    Eli Manning – 8th highest paid qb in 2016, 27th in QBR, 13th in active winning percentage

  7. networkinnovations says:
    Jan 17, 2017 5:05 PM
    PhD says:
    Jan 17, 2017 3:53 PM
    Alex Smith, nice guy, fraud of a QB. Hitching your dreams to his star means a life of disappointment and frustration. Seldom has anyone been paid as much as he has been and delivered so little.
    ——————————
    Great Quarterback – not even close
    But delivered so little for what he’s been paid? You don’t know what you are talking about. In avg salary per year he is 22nd at $17 million. What performance stat would you like to use? QBR: 11th. Active QB winning percentage – 9th. He’s a bargain. TONS of examples of QBs paid more that delivered less.
    Eli Manning – 8th highest paid qb in 2016, 27th in QBR, 13th in active winning percentage

    Oh yeah! ELI has multiple SuperBowl wins and Smith has how many Superbowl appearances?

    Crickets

  8. Whoa whoa whoa… Screech was good in Saved by the Bell. Alex better bring Eric Berry, Marcus Peters, and Tyreek Hill, they’re the reasons Smith was 11-5.

  9. So 15 TDs and 8 INTs get you to the Pro Bowl? I don’t care what your QBR or passer rating is. 22nd in the league in yards with 15-8 all in a passing league? C’mon Man!

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