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Justin Simmons, Patrick Surtain II and Marvin Mims Jr. earn Pro Bowl honors

Three Denver Broncos earned Pro Bowl honors for their efforts in 2023.

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Tonight, the National Football League released its list of players who received Pro Bowl honors for their efforts during the 2023 season. Three Denver Broncos players made the cut: Justin Simmons, Patrick Surtain II and Marvin Mims Jr. All of them will be starters representing the AFC.

This is the second trip to the Pro Bowl for Justin Simmons who last earned the honor in 2020. In 14 games this season, Simmons has 67 tackles and 3 interceptions. It also marks back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances for shutdown corner Patrick Surtain II who was once again one of the top defensive players in the NFL this season.

While Marvin Mims Jr. didn’t do much for the Broncos on offense this season, he was a standout on special teams and earned a starting spot as the AFC’s top return specialist. In 15 games, the rookie had 16 returns for 279 yards and a league-leading 17.4-yard average. He also had 13 kick returns for 342 yards including a 99-yard return for a touchdown earlier in the season.

Two other Broncos I felt were deserving of the honors were Courtland Sutton and Quinn Meinerz. Alas, they were left off the list—likely due to those positions having a lot of great players to choose from. To my knowledge, they have not been named as alternates either.

Update: Quinn Meinerz and Mike Burton have been named third alternates.

Congratulations to Simmons, Surtain II, and Mims Jr. (and the aforementioned alternates) on their well-deserved recognition and honors!