This year’s 2020 Pro Bowl biggest list start off with a huge mistake. I have no idea how Julian Edelman is not a starter on the AFC Pro Bowl team.
Despite winning last year’s Super Bowl MVP and being Tom Brady’s favorite target; Julian Edelman is still not a Pro Bowler even though he is having arguably the best season of his career.
Through 16 games, Edelman has caught 93 passes (4th in the NFL behind Thomas, Hopkins and McCaffrey), 1,019 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.
Player to Replace: Tyreek Hill
Tyreek Hill has caught 49 passes for 729 yards and 7 touchdowns. Hill missed 4 games due to an injury, and Edelman has 44 more receptions and 290 more receiving yards.
Dak Prescott earned himself a Pro Bowl selection this season for sure. He has thrown for 4,334 yards which is second in passing yards trailing Jameis Winston by about 200 yards.
Prescott is 4th in the NFL in Passing TD’s, 4th in QBR, 12th in QB rating, 5th in Yds per Completion.
Player to Replace: Drew Brees
Drew Brees is one of the greatest all-time and I completely understand why he was voted in, but Dak deserved this one. Brees missed 5 games and has about 2,000 less passing yards, but congrats Drew on the passing TD record!
Green Bay hit the jackpot this offseason with the signing of former Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith. Smith is 3rd in the NFL in QB hits with 30, and is tied for 9th in the NFL sacks with 10.
Player to Replace: Khalil Mack
We all know how unbelievable Mack is, but Za’Darius Smith has had a much better season. Mack has 13 QB hits, 7.5 sacks, 7 TFL; Smith has 17 more QB hits, 2.5 more sacks and 5 more TFL and is playing for a better team.
D.J. Moore quietly had a huge breakout second-year season, but it unfortunately was overlooked from the inconsistent QB play and losing record.
Moore has racked up an impressive stat line that deserved himself a Pro Bowl selection. Moore has 86 receptions which is 8th in the NFL and tied for 2nd amongst NFC wide receivers. He has 1,174 receiving yards which is 3rd in the NFL.
He’s just lacking in touchdowns (4), but I’m sure that would have increased with a better QB and not to mention Christian McCaffrey stealing all the touchdowns.
Player to Replace: Mike Evans
Mike Evans has 67 receptions this season compared to Moore’s 86. While Evans receiving yards has been impressive (4th in the NFL), it’s still trailing Moore. Evans has more TD’s than Moore, but Winston has been just throwing bombs to the end zone. Chris Godwin also has been their more reliable number one option, Evans is streaky week-to-week.
The 49ers defensive tackle has been outstanding this season leading their defensive front. Armstead has a very impressive 10 sacks, 11 TFL, 49 tackles
Player to Replace: Fletcher Cox
Cox is arguably one of the best defensive tackles in the league but his 3.5 sacks and 5 TFL, 37 tackles does not compare to Armstead and the 49ers have a much better record which should factor in.
The rookie has been incredible in his first season in Jacksonville racking up 10 sacks and 16 QB hits.
Player to Replace: Frank Clark
Allen has 4 more sacks and 5 more QB hits than Clark.
Player to Replace: Laremy Tunsil
Player to Replace: Brandon Scherff
RB Aaron Jones
S Tyrann Mathieu
WR DeVante Parker
LB Eric Kendricks
CB Jaire Alexander
WR Amari Cooper
ILB Devin Bush
TE Darren Waller
OT La’el Collins
DT Jordan Phillips
S Justin Simmons
RB Austin Ekeler
LB Kyle Van Noy
LB Demario Davis
WR John Brown
LB Lavonte David
WR Allen Robinson
S Kevin Byard
RB Josh Jacobs
QB Kirk Cousins
WR Kenny Golladay