- Joel Rodgers
Former Green Oaks Giant and LSU Tiger, Tre’Davious White, was just named to his first Pro Bowl.
White is tied for the league lead in interceptions (6) and for most of the season has been among the top cornerbacks in lowest opponent passer rating when targeted.
Congratulations to Tre’Davious! The Bills play New England for first place in the division. Watch out, Tom Brady, the 3-1-8 is coming!
The 2020 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 26.
Another local guy, who we thought would for sure be named to the Pro Bowl, Dak Prescott, wasn’t.
Dak Prescott is easily the biggest snub of the Pro Bowl selection. The former Haughton Buccaneer and current Dallas Cowboy has dealt with a league-high 25 drops this season, but he still ranks third among quarterbacks in completions, second in passing yards, fifth in total touchdowns and fifth in yards per pass attempt. He’s also at or near the top of every advanced efficiency metric, including Total QBR, in which he sits third (73.3) behind only Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.
The NFC quarterbacks selected were Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson. Interesting.
Patriots QB Tom Brady wasn’t selected for the first time since 2008, when a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the season opener ruled him out for the remainder of the season. Brady remains in a tie with Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen for the most career Pro Bowl selections with 14.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who earned his 13th berth, is second among all active players.
Here are the rosters for the 2020 Pro Bowl (courtesy NFL.com)
AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY POSITION
Tackle: Ronnie Stanley*, Baltimore Ravens; Laremy Tunsil*, Houston Texans; Trent Brown, Oakland Raiders
Fullback: Patrick Ricard*, Baltimore Ravens
Defensive end: Joey Bosa*, Los Angeles Chargers; Frank Clark*, Kansas City Chiefs; Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
Interior lineman: Cameron Heyward*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Chris Jones*, Kansas City Chiefs; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals
Inside linebacker: Darius Leonard*, Indianapolis Colts; Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots
Free safety: Minkah Fitzpatrick*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Earl Thomas, Baltimore Ravens
Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets
Kicker: Justin Tucker*, Baltimore Ravens
Long snapper: Morgan Cox*, Baltimore Ravens
Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans
Return specialist: Mecole Hardman*, Kansas City Chiefs
Special teamer: Matthew Slater*, New England Patriots
NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY POSITION
Center: Jason Kelce*, Philadelphia Eagles; Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
Tight end: George Kittle*, San Francisco 49ers; Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers
Inside linebacker: Bobby Wagner*, Seattle Seahawks; Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Free safety: Budda Baker*, Arizona Cardinals; Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears
Strong safety: Harrison Smith*, Minnesota Vikings
Kicker: Wil Lutz*, New Orleans Saints
Long snapper: Rick Lovato*, Philadelphia Eagles
Punter: Tress Way*, Washington Redskins
Return specialist: Deonte Harris*, New Orleans Saints
Special teamer: Cordarrelle Patterson*, Chicago Bears