5 49ers players who are locks to make Pro Bowl next year
By Peter Panacy
The 49ers already sent six players to the 2023 Pro Bowl, but these five are all but guaranteed to make it to the all-star game a year from now.
The six players the San Francisco 49ers sent to the 2023 Pro Bowl would have much preferred to stay away from the all-star festivities in Las Vegas, Nevada, and would have rather preferred to be preparing for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Alas, though, the Niners were eliminated by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game. And, at the very least, those six Pro Bowlers will have another accolade in their respective careers.
Most of the names were repeat players, which makes predicting the list of San Francisco’s 2024 Pro Bowl players a bit easier.
One, however, was a first-time Pro Bowler in 2023, second-year safety Talanoa Hufanga, who also earned first-team All-Pro accolades for his exceptional play.
Can Hufanga be a back-to-back Pro Bowler, though? Maybe.
Let’s have some fun and predict who the 49ers’ “locks” will be for the Pro Bowl a year from now.
49ers 2024 Pro Bowl lock No. 5: Fullback Kyle Juszczyk
OK, this one probably doesn’t need any explanation.
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk is a perennial Pro Bowler for a couple of key reasons. First, he’s awfully good at what he does, which is essentially everything on the offensive side of the ball.
Second, there’s no one (especially in the NFC) who comes close to matching his abilities, leaving Juszczyk alone atop the conference’s voting protocols for the Pro Bowl.
If past history is an indicator of future events, Juszczyk making it to the Pro Bowl seven years in a row is probably a good sign he’ll be there again for an eighth year.