The full 2022 Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Wednesday evening, but the first five members for the NFL’s all-star game were revealed today. Leading vote getter Jonathan Taylor leads the first group of five players that have been selected to the team:
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady
Rams DL Aaron Donald
Rams WR Cooper Kupp
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce
Colts RB Jonathan Taylor
The 44-year-old Brady leads the NFL in passing yards (4,348) and passing touchdowns (36). The Buccaneers are 10-4 and on a path to win the NFC South division and compete for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
The Rams are a team the league has loved to push since moving back to Los Angeles—especially this year—so it’s not surprise two players from the squad are among the five early announcements. Donald (ten sacks, twice as many quarterback hits) and Kupp (leads the league in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns) headline the LA roster on each side of the ball.
At 32 years old, Kelce is coming off a career-high in receiving yards (191) and a walk-off touchdown in overtime last Thursday night against the Chargers. The Chiefs currently hold the top seed in the AFC.
Finally, Taylor has undoubtedly become one of the NFL’s best players in 2021. His 19 total touchdowns lead the league, and his 1,854 yards from scrimmage are also tops among all players. Taylor iced the Colts’ win over the Patriots last Saturday night with a 67-yard touchdown run with 2:01 remaining.
The Pro Bowl is arguably not worth watching even for the most hardcore of football fans, but the players getting voted to the game is still a nice individual accomplishment. And no one doubts these five have earned a spot this season. The full 2022 Pro Bowl rosters will be released Wednesday, December 22 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network.
Total bullsh* that Watt isn’t on here over Donald