The Best Pro Bowl Candidate For Every AFC West Team in 2022

The NFL Pro Bowl is one of the biggest honours an individual player can get, and even though there's still some weaker teams around the league that will struggle to string wins together in 2022, the individual talent around the league may be at the strongest in recent memory. Every team seems to have at least 2-3 players who, on their day, can be one of the best in their position, and while the Pro Bowl game isn't the most exciting thing to play in, the honour is worth all the work.

Not every good player will be lucky enough to make a Pro Bowl throughout their career, but the following four players have all done it once, and assuming they can stay healthy, will likely do it plenty more times before they hang up the boots, and these are the players from each AFC West team with the best chance of getting yet another Pro Bowl bid in 2022.

Kansas City Chiefs - Patrick Mahomes

It's no secret that Patrick Mahomes is regarded as the best Quarterback in the NFL, and even with players like Travis Kelce, Harrison Butker and Joe Thuney on this roster, he is the one player that, if healthy, is practically a shoe-in for the Pro Bowl each and ever year. In his four seasons as a starter, No. 15 has won 1 MVP and made the Pro Bowl every year, having less than 3 bad games across that entire span, and even without Tyreek Hill, nothing should change in 2022.

The Chiefs added Skyy Moore and Juju Smith-Schuster to an already loaded offence, and even if the division has gotten immensely tougher, Mahomes has the ability and leadership, along with coach Andy Reid to guide the Chiefs through to another successful year. Even if he can't live up to the lofty expectations and take home MVP and a Lombardi every year, Mahomes is still the best QB in the game, and may go down as one of the best ever one day, and 2022 will be another year to prove that with another Pro Bowl nod. 

Denver Broncos - Justin Simmons

The Denver Broncos filled their biggest hole this off-season when they made a blockbuster trade for Russell Wilson, but given the caliber of QB in the AFC, Wilson may or not find himself a spot in the Pro Bowl, but one name that should be a shoe-in is Justin Simmons, who will likely pair Charger Derwin James at safety. 

This is a talented roster no doubt, and if Wilson can be back to his best, there should be plenty of Broncos in contention for the Pro Bowl, but Simmons has the best shot, given the talent at safety in the AFC, while there, just isn't as deep as the other positions the Broncos are strong in. Simmons has made Second Team All-Pro twice in his career, and with one Pro Bowl appearance in that time too, he's solidified himself among the best safeties in the game, and with a better offence, Simmons will be able to better help the defensive side of the ball with fewer weaknesses in 2022. 

Los Angeles Chargers - Justin Herbert

In today's NFL, potential superstar Quarterback's are becoming more and more common, but few reach the pinnacle of those lofty expectations, but after an impressive 2021 campaign, there are plenty of supporters of Justin Herbert who think he can take an astronomical leap in 2022. All the tools are there for No. 10 to turn into a superstar: size, athleticism, arm talent and most of all confidence, and with such a talented team around him, this could be another fun season for fans of Los Angeles based football teams. 

Even in a very tough AFC West division, the Chargers have the potential to be one of the last four, perhaps even two teams in the NFL standing come January and February, and if that is the case, it will simply be in large part due to the former Oregon star under centre. Many people think it's just a matter of time until Herbert is winning MVP's, and after an Offensive Rookie of the year award in 2020 and his first Pro Bowl in 2021, the next step is yet another Pro Bowl, and perhaps plenty of postseason success. 

Las Vegas Raiders - Davante Adams

There are some absolutely incredible wide receivers in the NFL, and although he had Aaron Rodgers as his QB for years, there's no denying that Davante Adams is one of, if not the single best of the whole lot, but now he finds himself in a new environment with new teammates. From 2017 to 2021, Adams hasn't missed the Pro Bowl while playing with Green Bay, amassing over 800 yards receiving a season, as well as a combined 57 Touchdown's over that span, and in a more balanced attack in 2022, he should be able to continue on with his incredible form.

With Josh Jacobs at running back, pairing with Hunter Renfrow, Darren Waller and now Adams, Derek Carr has all the weapons he could need right in front of him, and it's safe to say that covering Adams will be more of a headache in 2022 than it ever has been before. In his first year in the AFC, there's no doubting that Davante Adams remains the best receiver in football, and as long as he's healthy, he should be one of the first players selected to the Pro Bowl. 

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