The Dallas Cowboys had been among the many groups and not using a Professional Bowl participant. That is solely the third time of their historical past Dallas did not have at the least one Professional Bowl consultant.
The Professional Bowl sport was canceled, the NFL introduced in October, because of COVID-19. Professional Bowl week will as a substitute function Madden matchups between present gamers, former gamers, celebrities and EA Sports activities Madden NFL 21 online game streamers utilizing the Professional Bowl rosters. Gamers may even take part in a Madden Professional Bowl.
It will likely be the primary time because the 1949 season the NFL has failed to carry a postseason all-star sport.
In his first season in Buffalo, Diggs set a franchise single-season report for catches (111) and is 55 yards (he has 1,314) away from setting one other in receiving yards. Allen is in a three-horse race for Most Worthwhile Participant and will come away with the league’s Most Improved Participant award as he churns towards breaking practically each single-season passing report in Payments historical past. After a sluggish begin to the season, Edmunds has discovered his Professional Bowl-caliber play from final season, whereas White and Roberts picked up proper the place they left off from their Professional Bowl seasons in 2019.
Do you know? The Payments have made 4 picks within the first spherical of the NFL draft because the begin of the Sean McDermott/Brandon Beane period in 2017. Three of them, White, Allen and Edmunds, have been chosen to at the least one Professional Bowl. The group traded its first-round decide in 2020 for Diggs, who additionally made the Professional Bowl this 12 months. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
Professional Bowlers: Xavien Howard, CB, (2)
Over the previous three years, Howard is the one participant that has represented the Miami Dolphins within the Professional Bowl. And now he is executed it twice, each occasions as a starter (2018 and 2020). Howard, the NFL’s interception chief (9), was a straightforward choice to be an AFC starter as he is been the convention’s greatest cornerback all through the season. It has been extra than simply interceptions for Howard, who ranks within the top-Three in QB passer ranking and completion proportion when focused. There have been different worthy Dolphins candidates corresponding to DE Emmanuel Ogbah and Okay Jason Sanders, however they had been dealing with stiff positional competitors. Howard has clearly been one of the best participant on the No.2 scoring protection, and he might have All-Professional and even Defensive Participant of the 12 months honors forward for him.
Do you know? Howard is the fourth cornerback in Dolphins historical past to earn a number of Professional Bowl choices and third to be chosen as a starter, becoming a member of Sam Madison (1999-2002), Pat Surtain (2002-04) and Brent Grimes (2013-15). — Cameron Wolfe
Slater extends his personal report for Professional Bowl berths by a particular teamer. He stays one of many NFL’s prime protection gamers on punts as evidenced by a play he made on the purpose line in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins. He simply might have shared the berth with teammate Justin Bethel, who entered Week 15 main the group with 11 particular groups tackles. As for Bailey, he is arguably been the group MVP. Coming into Week 15, he was fourth within the NFL in common (48.8) and first in web (46.1). Of his 40 punts, he has three touchbacks and 23 downed contained in the 20.
Do you know? The final time the Patriots had a punter named a Professional Bowler was Wealthy Camarillo in 1983. — Mike Reiss
Professional Bowlers: None
DT Quinnen Williams (seven sacks) was the Jets’ most deserving candidate, but it surely’s powerful to get recognition on a 1-13 group. This additionally was his first Professional Bowl-caliber season, and gamers typically must put one within the financial institution earlier than they’re rewarded with a payout. Rookie LT Mekhi Becton received the fan voting for tackles within the AFC, however he, too, fell brief. He made plenty of splash performs as a blocker, however he nonetheless should enhance on a down-to-down foundation earlier than he can crack the league’s elite. Each Becton and Williams ought to have a number of Professional Bowls of their future.
Do you know? The Jets have gone 5 consecutive years with out an offensive ability participant within the Professional Bowl. The final two had been WR Brandon Marshall and RB Chris Ivory in 2015. The final ability participant drafted by the Jets to make the Professional Bowl was WR Keyshawn Johnson, who was picked method, method again in 1996. — Wealthy Cimini
The Ravens had seven gamers chosen to the Professional Bowl, which is down from the NFL record-typing 13 from a 12 months in the past. Humphrey is a Defensive Participant of the 12 months candidate with eight pressured fumbles, the second-most in an NFL single season by a defensive again. Judon is considered one of three NFL outdoors linebackers to provide at the least 40 tackles (41), 5 sacks (5) and 20 quarterback hits (20) in 2020. “Truthfully, I did not have the numbers or manufacturing like final 12 months after I went to my first Professional Bowl, so the quantity of pleasure, shock and happiness that rushed in after I acquired the information – I used to be simply elated and actually pleased,” Judon stated. “I might have executed leaping jacks throughout the home.” Campbell is a shock after being restricted to 10 video games, however his six passes defensed tie (Montez Sweat) for the NFL’s second most by a defensive finish. On offense, Brown and Ricard are integral members of the NFL’s top-ranked dashing assault. Headlining the Ravens particular groups was Tucker, essentially the most correct kicker in NFL historical past (90.6%) who’s 23-of-26 on subject purpose makes an attempt in 2020, with two of his misses coming from 57 and 61 yards.
Do you know? Lamar Jackson turns into the sixth quarterback previously twenty years to win his first NFL MVP and never attain the Professional Bowl the next season. Jackson ranked 11th in Complete QBR (71.5) and 22nd in passing yards (246.1). The others: Wealthy Gannon, Steve McNair, Tom Brady (who was injured), Cam Newton and Matt Ryan. — Jamison Hensley
Professional Bowlers: None
Bengals security Jessie Bates had a powerful case to make the Professional Bowl. The 2018 second-round decide has been among the finest safeties within the NFL this season. Coming into Monday’s sport towards Pittsburgh, Bates led all safeties in passes defensed (14) and anticipated factors added when focused (-10.9), in keeping with NFL Subsequent Gen Stats. However that type of snub occurs when somebody is enjoying for a group that has 4 mixed wins over the previous two seasons. Large receiver Tyler Boyd additionally had his case severely dented when rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was knocked out for the season with a knee damage.
Do you know? That is the primary time since 2010 that the Bengals have not had a Professional Bowl consultant. To make issues worse, Tyler Eifert stays the newest Bengals draft decide to be named to the Professional Bowl. Eifert was drafted in 2013, and performs for the Jacksonville Jaguars. — Ben Child
Regardless of lacking 4 video games with a knee damage, Chubb was chosen to the Professional Bowl for a second consecutive 12 months. Bitonio, anchoring arguably essentially the most improved offensive line within the NFL, has made it for a 3rd consecutive season. And Garrett, whose 2019 season was lower brief because of a six-game suspension for the notorious helmet swing, was chosen for a second time in three years. All three have spearheaded Cleveland’s push to a playoff berth for the primary time in 18 years, and clearly are deserving of this recognition.
Do you know? Bitonio is the primary Browns guard to be chosen to a few consecutive Professional Bowls since Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Gene Hickerson made six in a row from 1966-71. — Jake Trotter
For the second 12 months in a row, the Steelers did not have a single offensive ability participant chosen to the Professional Bowl. And given the inconsistency of the offense, that is not an enormous shock. Even with out an offensive ability participant, the Steelers nonetheless had 5 choices, making it 5 Professional Bowls in a row the group has had 5 or extra gamers named to the roster. The offensive choices, Pouncey and DeCastro, characterize the mainstays of a normally stout offensive line. Defensively, Watt leads the best way as a Defensive Participant of the 12 months candidate with 12 sacks, one pressured fumble and a career-high 19 tackles for loss.
Do you know? The identical 5 Steelers chosen to the 2021 Professional Bowl are the 5 who had been chosen as starters a 12 months in the past. — Brooke Pryor
Via 14 video games, Watson leads the NFL in passing yards per try (8.76) and ranks second with 4,134 passing yards and a passer ranking of 110.6. On Sunday towards the Colts, Watson set a single-season profession excessive together with his 27th passing landing of the season. Tunsil was chosen for the second consecutive season, turning into solely the second offensive lineman in franchise historical past to be named to the Professional Bowl in consecutive seasons. The Texans signed each gamers to contract extensions in the course of the offseason. Inside linebacker Zach Cunningham, who leads the NFL in tackles, didn’t make the group.
Do you know? Watson turned the primary quarterback in franchise historical past to report three Professional Bowl choices. — Sarah Barshop
It is no shock that Leonard, Kelly and Nelson had been chosen. It is extra about who didn’t make it for the Colts. One of many largest names lacking from the checklist is defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, the prized offseason pickup by the Colts. He is second within the league amongst inside defensive linemen in sacks (7.5), quarterback hits (24) and whole tackles (52). None of these stats had been adequate to make the Professional Bowl.
Do you know? Nelson is simply the third Colt — Andrew Luck and Alan Ameche — in group historical past to be chosen to the Professional Bowl in every of their first three seasons. Nelson can be the primary offensive lineman to do it within the NFL since Zack Martin did it between 2014-17. — Mike Wells
Professional Bowlers: None
Operating again James Robinson, who leads all rookies in dashing and is third within the NFL, and linebacker Myles Jack deserved consideration. Robinson has 1,070 yards dashing and is near breaking the report for many dashing yards by an undrafted rookie (1,104 yards) and has a shot at breaking Fred Taylor’s rookie dashing report (1,228 yards). Jack has thrived since transferring again to weakside linebacker this season and at one level was Professional Soccer Focus’ highest-rated outdoors linebacker. He is two tackles shy of his profession excessive (105) and has two fumble recoveries, a pressured fumble, and an interception. Nonetheless, there is not any secret to why Robinson and Jack did not make the Professional Bowl: When your group is 1-13 and has misplaced 13 consecutive video games, you are not going to get a lot recognition.
Do you know? The Jaguars have had two gamers earn Professional Bowl MVP: Quarterback Mark Brunell in 1997 and defensive finish Calais Campbell in 2019. — Mike DiRocco
Henry has been the NFL’s most constant working again this season. Each week opposing defenses know Henry goes to get the soccer however they’re nonetheless not capable of cease him. His mix of measurement, velocity, energy and explosiveness has led to numerous highlights reel moments this season. Brown has 56 catches for 881 yards and 10 touchdowns regardless of lacking three video games early within the season due to knee damage.
Do you know? Henry is the primary working again to publish consecutive seasons with at the least 1,500 dashing yards since Larry Johnson and Tiki Barber did so in 2005 and 2006.— Turron Davenport
Simmons deserved to be chosen in 2019 and had the odd honor of being a second-team All-Professional choice and never even being a Professional Bowl alternate. He has performed each snap in every of the previous three seasons. In a season when the Broncos have misplaced 5 cornerbacks to damage or suspension, he has been a giant a part of the group’s success within the purple zone and on third down. He additionally has been among the finest run defenders at his place within the league. For Chubb, he returned from final season’s torn ACL to guide the Broncos in sacks, quarterback hits and tackles for loss regardless of Von Miller having not performed a snap after an ankle damage days earlier than the season opener. So far as snubs, left sort out Garett Bolles signed a profitable contract extension however was not chosen.
Do you know? That is the third time previously six years the Broncos have had an edge rusher and a security named to the Professional Bowl in the identical season. Miller and Darian Stewart had been among the many Broncos chosen within the 2016 season whereas Miller and T.J. Ward had been among the many Broncos named within the 2015 season. — Jeff Legwold
The defending Tremendous Bowl champions, who’ve one of the best report within the league (13-1), tied the Packers, Ravens and Seahawks for essentially the most gamers chosen. Mahomes, chasing his second MVP award in three years, leads the league in passing yards (4,462). Kelce and Hill are chasing one of the best seasons of their careers, with Kelce making an attempt to turn out to be the primary tight finish in NFL historical past to guide the league in receiving yards. He is at the moment six (1,318) behind the chief, DeAndre Hopkins (1,324) of the Arizona Cardinals. Hill has 15 receiving touchdowns, and has made the Professional Bowl in every of his 5 NFL seasons. Six of the seven Chiefs choices had been designated as starters for the Professional Bowl, regardless that the sport will not be performed. Clark is the exception.
Do you know? The Chiefs had a quarterback chosen for a franchise-record fifth consecutive season. This counts three seasons for Mahomes, plus 2016 and 2017 for Alex Smith. — Adam Teicher
It’s no shock that the 2 Professional Bowl choices for the Raiders, who’re 7-7 after a 6-Three begin, are on the offensive aspect of the ball (yeah, the protection is that unhealthy). Although middle Rodney Hudson not getting a bid is, nicely, unusual. Waller has hit his stride of late with a mixed 29 catches for 425 yards (essentially the most receiving yards by a decent finish in a three-game span in NFL historical past) and three TDs within the Raiders’ previous three video games. In all, his 93 catches, 967 receiving yards and 504 yards after the catch rank second within the NFL amongst tight ends together with his eight receiving TDs third. Jacobs, in the meantime, ranks third in rushes (245), sixth in dashing yards (907) and is tied for sixth in dashing TDs (10), regardless of lacking a sport with a sprained proper ankle. He has six profession multi-rushing TD video games, with solely Corridor of Famer Eric Dickerson and Ezekiel Elliott having extra such video games, with seven every, by a participant’s first 22 profession video games.
Do you know? Jacobs is barely the third Raiders working again to be chosen to the Professional Bowl since his mentor and Corridor of Famer Marcus Allen in 1987. Bo Jackson was picked in 1990 and Latavius Murray in 2015. — Paul Gutierrez
Allen has caught 100 passes, his third 100-reception season in his profession, for 992 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns this season. He set the all-time report with 624 receptions by the primary 100 video games of his profession. Allen can be tied for the fewest video games (96) to succeed in 600 receptions in NFL historical past and posted two video games of 13 or extra receptions this season, 16 in Week 11 towards the Jets and 13 in Week Three towards the Panthers. Bosa entered this week with 27 quarterback hits and 15 tackles for loss, rating second within the AFC in every class regardless of lacking two video games to damage. 2020 marks the third season of Bosa’s five-year profession with at the least 15 tackles for loss. Bosa’s greatest sport got here in Week 12 towards the Payments, setting single-game profession highs with 9 tackles (eight solo), three sacks, six tackles for loss, 5 quarterback hits, a fumble restoration and a go defended.
Do you know? There have been those that thought that Justin Herbert would turn out to be the primary Chargers rookie quarterback to make the Professional Bowl, as he’s tied with Baker Mayfield for the NFL rookie report for TD passes with 27. He fell brief, although, making Philip Rivers (2006) the one Chargers QB to make the Professional Bowl in his first full season as a starter. — Shelley Smith
Professional Bowlers: None
It is just the third time in franchise historical past the Cowboys haven’t had at the least one participant chosen to the Professional Bowl. The others got here in 1986, when the Cowboys’ mark of 20 consecutive profitable seasons got here to an finish, and 1989, Jerry Jones’ first 12 months as proprietor and common supervisor once they completed 1-15. Blame this 12 months on a poor report and accidents. Left sort out Tyron Smith had made the Professional Bowl yearly since 2013. Proper guard Zack Martin had made it yearly since 2014. Smith performed two video games this season due to a neck damage; Martin was having considered one of his higher seasons earlier than struggling a calf damage on Thanksgiving. Operating again Ezekiel Elliott made it each time he has performed a full season, however he has misplaced 5 fumbles and won’t attain 1,000 yards this season.
Do you know? From 2010-19, the Cowboys had 24 gamers earn Professional Bowl choices, regardless of making the playoffs 4 occasions and never advancing previous the divisional spherical. Solely the Baltimore Ravens (29) and Kansas City Chiefs (25) had extra choices throughout that span, in keeping with Elias. — Todd Archer
Professional Bowlers: James Bradberry, CB (1), Evan Engram, TE (1)
Bradberry signed a profitable free-agent cope with the Giants this offseason. He has presumably exceeded expectations, rating second within the NFL with 17 passes defensed. “It is a surreal feeling,” Bradberry stated. Engram was extra of a shock choice. He is had an up-and-down season that features 54 receptions for 572 yards and two touchdowns. He is additionally tied for first amongst all tight ends with six drops, however has proven flashes of being an improved blocker. Sturdy instances may be made that defensive lineman Leonard Williams (8.5 sacks), center linebacker Blake Martinez (128 tackles, T-4th) and free security Logan Ryan (Three pressured fumbles) had been extra deserving.
Do you know? Engram is the primary Giants tight finish to succeed in the Professional Bowl since Jeremy Shockey in 2006.— Jordan Raanan
Graham, the longest-tenured member of the Eagles protection, lastly broke by and obtained his first Professional Bowl bid due to a red-hot begin to the season wherein he racked up seven sacks over the primary eight video games. Graham, 32, was not shy about his need so as to add this accomplishment to a resume that features Tremendous Bowl LII hero. Kelce, 33, stays among the finest facilities within the sport. A 3-time first-team All-Professional, four-time Professional Bowler and Tremendous Bowl champion, he’s steadily placing collectively a profession worthy of Corridor of Fame consideration.
Do you know? Kelce owns essentially the most Professional Bowl nods by any middle in franchise historical past and the second-most by any offensive lineman in franchise historical past behind solely Jason Peters (seven). — Tim McManus
Scherff, who was picked as a starter, has been a gentle power, glorious in go safety and run blocking. Younger, chosen as a backup, has 5.5 sacks and a landing. The rookie has been terrific at stopping the run and breaking apart a number of performs just by his consciousness. Finish Montez Sweat, sort out Jonathan Allen and even sort out Daron Payne warranted consideration. Punter Tress Way simply might have repeated his 2019 honor; his 44.66 web punting common ranks third within the NFL. Receiver Terry McLaurin will make it each time Washington receives constant quarterback play. He has 1,078 yards receiving, however three touchdowns.
Do you know? Younger turns into solely the fifth Washington rookie — and second on protection — to make the Professional Bowl because the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. The final rookie to make the group was quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2012. The one different defensive participant to make it on this time was linebacker Brian Orakpo in 2009.— John Keim
Mack is broadly considered one of many sport’s prime go rushers, and leads Chicago with eight sacks and 49 quarterback hurries, tied for second within the league with Tampa’s Shaquil Barrett. Mack’s three pressured fumbles are tied for fourth greatest within the NFC. Patterson has been among the finest kickoff returners since he entered the league, and tops all kickoff returners in each common (29.4) and yards (942). An argument may be made that LB Roquan Smith (team-high 128 tackles and 17 tackles for loss) additionally deserved to make the roster.
Do you know? Mack and Patterson are Chicago’s 13th and 14th Professional Bowl choices because the starting of the 2018 season beneath head coach Matt Nagy. The Bears as soon as went 5 straight seasons (1995-99) and not using a single participant being named to the Professional Bowl. — Jeff Dickerson
Hockenson has thrived in his second season with 60 catches for 675 yards and 6 touchdowns, turning into considered one of Matthew Stafford‘s most dependable targets and a constant piece to a Detroit offense that has been with out Kenny Golladay for many of the season. Ragnow continues his ascent as among the finest offensive lineman within the sport — he would have had a case for a Professional Bowl spot a season in the past, too — and may be the NFC’s greatest middle. Fox, in his first season within the league, is averaging 49.27 yards per punt (third within the NFL) and second within the league in web yards per punt (45.27). He has 21 punts contained in the 20-yard line.
Do you know? It is the third time in 5 seasons the Lions have had a particular groups consultant on the Professional Bowl. Kicker Matt Prater was chosen in 2016 and long-snapper Don Muhlbach made it in 2018.— Michael Rothstein
Everybody however Jones was chosen as a starter. Rodgers was chosen for the ninth time, tying him with Forest Gregg and Brett Favre for essentially the most in group historical past. Adams is the primary Packers receiver to make 4 consecutive Professional Bowls since James Lofton made six in a row (1980-85). Jenkins and Alexander are the primary of GM Brian Gutekunst’s draft picks to be chosen. Maybe the most important snub was kicker Mason Crosby, who has not missed a subject purpose this season.
Do you know? That is essentially the most unique choices to the Professional Bowl for the Packers since in addition they had seven in 2011. — Rob Demovsky
Cook dinner’s second consecutive Professional Bowl comes after main fan voting as the highest NFC working again. The 25-year-old was named the NFC’s Offensive Participant of the Month for November and notched his eighth 100-yard dashing sport of the season in Week 15, tying Robert Smith with the third-most 100-yard dashing video games in a season in franchise historical past. Cook dinner leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage (1,833) and is tied with Tennessee’s Derrick Henry with 15 dashing touchdowns. Jefferson is considered one of three Vikings extensive receivers to be named to the Professional Bowl as a rookie, becoming a member of Randy Moss and Sammy White someday after setting a franchise rookie report for catches (73). Jefferson turned the fifth participant in NFL historical past to report six 100-yard receiving video games as a rookie and leads all first-year receivers with 1,182 yards.
Do you know? That is the primary season since 2014 the Vikings have did not have a defensive participant make the Professional Bowl.— Courtney Cronin
Jarrett is likely one of the most dominant inside defensive linemen within the league with 4 sacks, seven tackles for loss, 48 tackles, a fumble restoration and 48 quarterback hits. He has 25 mixed pressures and has been a shiny spot on a struggling group. Younghoe Koo rebounded from his early profession struggles with the Chargers to turn out to be one of many league’s most dynamic kickers by making 35-of-36 subject targets, together with all eight from 50 yards or additional. Calvin Ridley might have been a consideration with a 77-catch, 1,192-yard, nine-touchdown season.
Do you know? That is the primary time Julio Jones hasn’t made the Professional Bowl since 2013 and the primary time a Falcons working again, tight finish or extensive receiver hasn’t been within the Professional Bowl since 2007. Since then, Michael Turner, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Devonta Freeman, Austin Hooper and Jones have represented Atlanta. — Michael Rothstein
Professional Bowlers: None
Carolina had just a few gamers that deserved consideration and so they may need made it as alternates if these had been being chosen. Defensive finish Brian Burns, who with eight sacks, three pressured fumbles, 20 quarterback hits and 7 tackles for loss, emerged as among the finest go rushers within the NFL and ranked within the prime 5 in go rush win charge. Large receivers Robby Anderson and DJ Moore each eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving to rank within the prime 10, however they they scored six TDs between them.
Do you know? That is the primary time since 2012 (Luke Kuechly’s rookie 12 months) Carolina did not have a participant chosen to the all-star group. Kuechly made it the subsequent seven seasons earlier than retiring. — David Newton
This checklist is slightly thinner than final 12 months, when the Saints had a team-record seven gamers chosen and wound up with 11, together with alternates. Drew Brees and Michael Thomas are notable absences in damage plagued seasons. Different notable snubs: LB Demario Davis and RT Ryan Ramczyk, who’ve nonetheless by no means made the Professional Bowl regardless of being named first-team All-Professional final 12 months; and DE Trey Hendrickson, who’s tied for the NFL sack lead with 12.5. Kamara, who’s arguably essentially the most deserving title on this 12 months’s checklist, has now made the Professional Bowl in all 4 years of his profession (twice as an alternate).
Do you know? Brees missed out on the prospect to tie Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Merlin Olsen and Bruce Matthews for the NFL report with 14 Professional Bowl choices. After all, Brady additionally missed out on the prospect to maneuver into first place by himself. No respect for the previous guard. — Mike Triplett
Professional Bowlers: Jason Pierre-Paul, LB (3)
One 12 months after fracturing two vertebrae in his neck, with some within the Bucs’ group questioning if he’d ever have the ability to play soccer once more, Pierre-Paul was chosen to the Professional Bowl for the third time in his profession and first time as a Buccaneer (his different two appearances got here in 2011 and 2012 as a member of the New York Giants). Pierre-Paul’s 9.5 sacks are seventh-most within the league and third amongst outdoors linebackers. Pierre-Paul is the one participant within the league this season with 5.0-sacks and a number of interceptions (2).
Do you know? The Bucs and Dolphins, each 9-5, are the one two groups with profitable data to not have a number of Professional Bowlers, in keeping with ESPN Statistics & Data. The Bucs’ largest snub is Devin White, who has 8.Zero sacks, 130 mixed tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, a pressured fumble and fumble restoration from the within linebacker place. — Jenna Laine
Murray was chosen to his first Professional Bowl after being named an alternate final season. Murray is second within the league amongst quarterbacks in dashing yards and tied for first with 11 dashing touchdowns whereas throwing for 3,637 yards so far. Murray’s favourite goal can be going to the Professional Bowl. Hopkins was chosen to his fifth Professional Bowl and fourth straight. He leads the NFL in receiving yards (1,324) and is second in receptions (103), eclipsing 1,000 yards for the fourth straight 12 months and 100 receptions for the third. Baker’s second straight Professional Bowl choice got here on the heels of him turning into the very best paid security within the NFL. He is continued to point out he is well worth the cash with 104 tackles, two picks, two sacks and a pressured fumble.
Do you know? Murray is the primary quarterback in Cardinals historical past to be chosen to the Professional Bowl inside his first two NFL seasons and he’s the youngest quarterback (23) to earn a Professional Bowl nod for the franchise. — Josh Weinfuss
Donald has earned Professional Bowl honors each season since he was drafted with the 13th total choice in 2014, whereas Ramsey earns his fourth consecutive Professional Bowl nod. Each have contributed considerably to a protection that ranks second in effectivity this season. Donald is tied for first within the NFL, together with New Orleans Saints defensive finish Trey Hendrickson, with 12.5 sacks and he ranks second within the league with 49 pressures. Ramsey has confirmed his versatility beneath first-year coordinator Brandon Staley, not solely sustaining his standing as a premier lockdown nook versus among the prime receivers within the league, but in addition demonstrating that he can play inside, outdoors and even lineup as a hybrid linebacker. Ramsey has one interception and three go breakups this season.
Do you know? That is the second consecutive season that Donald and Ramsey are the Rams’ solely Professional Bowl picks. — Lindsey Thiry
With lots of their apparent Professional Bowl abilities spending many of the 12 months coping with accidents, the Niners nonetheless managed to have three chosen. That is 5 consecutive Professional Bowl berths for Juszczyk, who continues to be the gold commonplace at his place. After a 12 months away from soccer, Williams has principally returned to kind and reclaimed his spot as among the finest tackles within the league. For nearly as good as Warner has been, it is a shock that is solely his first choice but it surely’s most likely considered one of many to come back. One factor all three San Francisco Professional Bowlers have in widespread? They’re set to money in on new contracts or extensions this offseason.
Do you know? Williams is the primary 49ers offensive sort out not named Joe Staley to be chosen for the Professional Bowl since Harris Barton in 1993, which is becoming because the Niners traded for Williams to be the retired Staley’s substitute.— Nick Wagoner
Wilson was a no brainer whereas rating second in passing touchdowns with a franchise-record 37. Similar with Metcalf, who’s third amongst receivers with 1,223 yards. Wagner, a Professional Bowl fixture, is sixth within the NFL in tackles whereas Adams’ 9.5 sacks are essentially the most by a DB in NFL historical past. That made them straightforward calls as nicely. Duane Brown (tied for third amongst tackles in ESPN’s Go Block Win Fee) had a powerful case for the Professional Bowl as did Michael Dickson, who’s fourth in web punting common and has downed a league-high six punts contained in the 5 (although two got here Sunday). Jason Myers is 20 for 20 on subject targets, together with a franchise-record 61-yarder, however the Falcons’ Younghoe Koo was extra deserving for the NFC’s lone nod as he is gone 35 of 36.
Do you know? The Seahawks’ seven Professional Bowl choices is tied for essentially the most in membership historical past. Wilson, Metcalf, Wagner, Diggs and Bellore topped their positions in NFC fan voting, with Wilson receiving the second-most fan votes league-wide behind Patrick Mahomes. Wilson’s eight Professional Bowls are tied with Cortez Kennedy for second-most in membership historical past behind Walter Jones’ 9. — Brady Henderson