The NFL season is waning. Teams are playing on Saturday, the Lions are out of playoff contention, and it’s week 16. Of course, that means that the Pro Bowl selections are released.
2019 Pro Bowl Rosters Released
Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes will lead their conferences at quarterback. The Los Angeles Chargers have the most players on the rosters with six. The Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints all follow with five selections each. Somehow, the 11-3 Los Angeles Rams only have four selections, one of which is a special teamer. The Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers had no players selected. Tom Brady nabbed his 14th selection, tied for most all time.
That’s not to say the selections were perfect. Oakland, tied with Arizona for the worst record in the league, (3-11) traded away likely defensive player of the year Khalil Mack to the Bears. Alvin Kamara was snubbed due to a stacked NFC running back position. He even took to Twitter to vent minutes after the announcement.
Running backs Nick Chubb and Christian McAffrey were also snubbed. McAffery could very well get to 2,000 all-purpose yards without playing in the game. Chubb has 860 yards despite only having seven starts. Another notable snub was Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck. Luck is a likely favorite for comeback player of the year.
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With 3,951 yards and 34 touchdowns, Luck probably should’ve beat out Brady for a spot on the roster. Star kicker Justin Tucker was similar to Kamara, taking to Twitter in confusion after his snub. The kicker has made 28 of 30 field goal attempts this season, with both of his misses coming because of blocks.
Here’s a link to the full list of NFL rosters. Fans, coaches and players all have an equally weighted say in the selections, with each section of voting counting for one-third of the vote. This year’s Pro Bowl will be held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on January 27 at 3 p.m. EST.