This will be the third straight Pro Bowl nod for both Chase and Hendrickson, all coming in Cincinnati. They become the 20th and 21st players in Bengals history to be voted to the Pro Bowl three times.
In addition, running back Joe Mixon is a first alternate at his position, while offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is a third alternate at his spot. Alternates are added to the event if voted players in their position group are unable to participate.
“This is well deserved for both Ja’Marr and Trey,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor in a press release. “The consistency that they put in on a day-to-day, year-to-year basis is why they are top performers in this league. It’s awesome that they get recognized for that. I’m very proud of their achievements and happy that they got this honor.”
Chase, a third-year player out of LSU, leads the Bengals in receptions (96), receiving yards (1,197) and receiving touchdowns (seven). His career-high 96 catches are the most by a Cincinnati player since WR A.J. Green (98) in 2013.
Chase has four games this season with at least 10 catches and five games with at least 100 receiving yards. He became the eighth player in NFL history, and the second in team history following Green, to reach 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first three career seasons.
Chase is the fifth player in team history to earn Pro Bowl honors in each of his first three career seasons, joining the likes of tight end Bob Trumpy (1968-70), wide receiver Isaac Curtis (’73-75), wide receiver Cris Collinsworth (’81-83) and Green (2011-13).
Hendrickson, a seventh-year player out of Florida Atlantic University, is tied for the league lead in sacks this season with a career-high 17 entering the regular-season finale. He has recorded at least one full sack in each of the past seven games, which ties Seattle Seahawks linebacker Boye Mafe for the longest streak in the NFL this season. It’s also the second longest in Hendrickson’s career (nine games in 2021). He also has three fumbles forced and three pass defenses.
Hendrickson’s 17 sacks are the second most in a single season in team history behind defensive end Coy Bacon’s 22 in 1976. He has 52.5 sacks since the start of the 2020 regular season, the third most in the NFL in that span behind Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (60) and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (58).
The 2024 Pro Bowl Games take place on Sunday, February 4th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It will be televised live on ABC and ESPN.
You could say he is pretty good at his job— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 4, 2024
Congrats on your third Pro Bowl, Trey! pic.twitter.com/wWsMtG2qpA