Is Travis Kelce the Tight End With Most NFL Pro Bowl Nominations?

Published 01/30/2024, 11:57 PM EST

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Travis Kelce secured his ninth Pro Bowl nomination this season. Definitely, this has been a highlight in his NFL career spanning 10+ years. However, this season, the focus for the Kansas City Chiefs‘ tight end isn’t the Pro Bowl. It is something more critical: the Super Bowl. As the Chiefs are preparing to defend their title, Kelce’s participation in the Pro Bowl is strategically set aside.

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This decision has been made to ensure Kelce remains injury-free. Now, many wonder, is Kelce the most nominated person for the Pro Bowl? As he’s not participating this time, will that affect the stats? Let’s dig in to find out!

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The Pro Bowl has seen numerous standout players in its history, but only a few have matched the accolades earned by tight ends like Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten, and Travis Kelce. Gonzalez is still leading with an unparalleled 14 Pro Bowl selections. He is followed by Witten’s impressive 11 nominations. And Kelce is tied for third position for being the most nominated person for the Pro Bowl.

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Kelce has tied with legends like Antonio Gates and Shannon Sharpe, each earning 8 nods. Not to mention, Kelce’s journey to this ranking is due to his stunning performance in the regular season. This time, he managed to amass five touchdowns from 93 receptions and 984 yards. On top of that, he played a major role in securing the AFC West title for the Chiefs.

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Not only that, his postseason form has been equally impressive. He has successfully notched 262 yards and three touchdowns from 23 catches in three playoff games. Understandably, despite these achievements Kelce will prioritize the Super Bowl over the Pro Bowl. Now, the question arises, who is replacing Kelce for the Pro Bowl?

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2023 marked a standout year for Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram, culminating in a Pro Bowl selection. Furthermore, this was his second time selection since 2020. Engram too has achieved career highs with 963 yards and four touchdowns from 114 receptions.

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Not to mention, Engram’s performance was crucial for the Jaguars, even though they narrowly missed the playoffs. This year’s Pro Bowl sees him replacing Travis Kelce from the AFC team. He will represent the Jaguars alongside teammates Josh Allen and Ross Matiscik.

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At the same time, Kelce will play in the Super Bowl. What do you think, who will win the Super Bowl this season?

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