The 2014 Pro Bowl rosters were announced yesterday, and every year there are several players who were snubbed. Here are 3 players who were more than deserving of being chosen this year:
Players, coaches, and fans of the NFL all missed the boat by not voting Muhammad Wilkerson to the Pro Bowl. Wilkerson is emerging as one of the games dominant defensive ends, and it showed with his stats this year. He has a team leading 10.5 sacks, 62 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception. Cameron Wake, who made the Pro Bowl has 8.5 sacks and 53 tackles, yet he gets the nod over Wilkerson? That makes a lot of sense.
Nick Foles only played in 9 games for the Eagles starting 7. That’s probably why he didn’t get the nod, but look at his numbers when he’s played. Foles has 25 touchdowns (the same amount as Russell Wilson) and just 2 interceptions. He leads the entire league is passer rating. Without Foles emergence, the Eagles don’t sniff the playoffs. Now, all Philly has to do is beat Kyle Orton in week 17 to get in. If he can do that, he will likely finish in the top 5 in MVP voting.
The best player on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 was Paul Posluszny. Posluszny leads the NFL with 115 solo tackles, and is 2nd in behind Vontaze Burfict with 152 combined tackles. He has 11 pass breakups, and 2 interceptions including a pick six of Peyton Manning. Posluszny’s overall numbers were flat out better than Navorro Bowman who made the squad. If the Jaguars weren’t so irrelevant after getting off to an 0-8 start, the league would have been paying a lot more attention to Posluszny.
Other notable snubs include LaVonte David and Alshon Jeffrey.