The 2022 Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, Feb. 6, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game will feature some of the best and brightest the NFL has the offer. Several changes have been made to the rosters this week, but there’s a solid balance between the teams represented in the game.
The NFL’s all-star game might have lost some of its luster over the years, but it’s still always fun to root for players from your favorite team.
Which team is the most represented in the Pro Bowl?
The Indianapolis Colts are the most represented team in the 2022 Pro Bowl, with seven selections. Despite just a 9-8 finish, Frank Reich’s squad ended up with more players making the contest than any other team.
Jonathan Taylor leads the pack as the most obvious choice to be the AFC’s starter at running back. The Wisconsin product led the NFL in rush attempts, rushing yards, and touchdowns. Taylor wouldn’t have enjoyed the same success without the big guys up front. Offensive linemen Quenton Nelson (guard) and Ryan Kelly (center) also made the Pro Bowl.
Indianapolis will also have three players represented on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, linebacker Darius Leonard, and cornerback Kenny Moore II will all be heading to Las Vegas. Long snapper Luke Rhodes rounds out the group.
Additionally, the Colts had six players named as alternates, per the team website:
- Special teamer Ashton Dulin
- Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
- Punt returner Nyheim Hines
- Linebacker Bobby Okereke
- Cornerback Xavier Rhodes
- Quarterback Carson Wentz
Which teams are the least represented in the Pro Bowl?
Most of the teams in the NFL had at least one player named to the Pro Bowl. However, five teams won’t have any representatives when the AFC battles the NFC at Allegiant Stadium.
The Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, and Houston Texans each had zero players make the cut. There seems to be somewhat of a correlation between how bad these teams were throughout the season and their representation in the Pro Bowl.
The Jaguars finished with the league’s worst record (3-14). The Jets, Giants, and Texans ended the season with a 4-13 record.
The Broncos posted a 7-10 record. While Denver didn’t have any players make the official roster, six players earned alternate nominations. The three first alternates were safety Justin Simmons, cornerback Patrick Surtain II and left tackle Garrett Bolles.
The Detroit Lions (3-13-1) didn’t have any players named to the official NFC roster. However, offensive guard Jonah Jackson will be in Las Vegas to replace Washington’s Brandon Scherff.
How many players from other teams earned a spot?
Better luck next year for the teams without any Pro Bowl representation in 2022. Meanwhile, the other 25 teams have at least one player playing in the game.
After the Colts, the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers tied for the second-most selections with six each. Kansas City’s Pro Bowlers include quarterback Patrick Mahomes, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and tight end Travis Kelce. Quarterback Justin Herbert, wide receiver Keenan Allen, and safety Derwin James lead the way for LA. According to Pro Football Talk, Joey Bosa won’t participate in the game.
The Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each landed five Pro Bowl selections. The Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and LA Rams all had four players make the Pro Bowl. Fortunately for LA, none of their players will play since they are in the Super Bowl.
Here’s the Pro Bowl representation for the rest of the teams:
- Atlanta Falcons (2)
- Buffalo Bills (2)
- Carolina Panthers (1)
- Chicago Bears (2)
- Cincinnati Bengals (3)
- Green Bay Packers (3)
- Las Vegas Raiders (3)
- Miami Dolphins (1)
- Minnesota Vikings (3)
- New England Patriots (3)
- Philadelphia Eagles (2)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (2)
- Seattle Seahawks (2)
- Tennessee Titans (1)
- Washington Football Team (2)