5 NFL Players Who Should Have Been Voted To The 2013 Pro Bowl This Season
Early last week, the NFL announced which players would be going to the 2013 Pro Bowl in Hawaii next month. And, most of the names on the list of players were predictable. From Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson to Aaron Rodgers and Arian Foster, almost all of the Pro Bowl selections were guys who are the best players in their league at their respective position. But, there were a few players that we were surprised to see left off the list. It seems that even with the system the NFL has in place which includes voting from the fans, the players, and the coaches, a few really good players got left off the Pro Bowl roster this season. So, we put together a list of 5 NFL Players Who Should Have Been Voted To The 2013 Pro Bowl This Season. Do you agree with our selections?
1. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
While White’s teammate Julio Jones made the Pro Bowl team this season, White, curiously, did not. Despite the fact that White has more yards and more catches than Jones, he somehow didn’t make the cut. It’s surprising, too, given the fact that White is pretty active on social media and also interacts with his fans often about fantasy football. So, we’re not sure Jones managed to get the nod over White.
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Through today, Brees leads the league in touchdowns with 39 passing TDs. And yet, somehow, that wasn’t enough to earn him a slot on the NFC squad. Couple his stats with the fact that he once again put up big numbers this season despite playing on a team that was surrounded by controversy all season long and you have to wonder how he didn’t end up on the team. If one of the NFC’s other three QBs decides to skip the game for whatever reason, expect Brees to get a call.
3. Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Do you hate Suh? Unless you’re a Lions fan, your answer is probably “Yes.” But, you can’t hate on the guy’s skills on the field. He had a pretty solid season for Detroit, recording eight sacks and leading the NFL in hits on the quarterback. So, even if you dislike him as a person, his talents on the field speak for themselves.
4. Jairus Byrd, Buffalo Bills
We don’t blame you if you didn’t catch any Bills games this year. Truth be told, we didn’t either. But, when we did catch them—or when we caught their highlights on Sportscenter—we noticed Byrd making plays. This year, he recorded four forced fumbles and five interceptions. Those kinds of stats should have earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl.
5. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Everyone is giving Robert Griffin III a lot of credit for the success the ‘Skins enjoyed this season. And, rightfully so. He’s turned himself into the face of the franchise and led the team to the brink of the playoffs just one year after they finished in dead last in the NFC East. But, Morris has been the backbone of Washington’s offense and provided them with a legitimate rushing threat that has made RGIII’s job a hell of a lot easier. He may not make it this season, because he’s a rookie. But, don’t expect this guy to get shut out from the Pro Bowl very often over the course of the next few years.
Who do you think got snubbed from the Pro Bowl?