Saints Sending a Record Seven Players to 2020 Pro Bowl
The 2019 NFL Pro Bowl rosters have been announced and the New Orleans Saints are extremely well represented. In fact, this is the first time in their franchise history in which they have had seven players selected to the initial roster and it's the most of any team in the NFC. The head had eight last year after alternates were added and seven in 2017 and 2009.
The players who were selected are as followed:
QB-Drew Brees (Backup)
WR-Michael Thomas (Starter)
LT-Terron Armstead (Backup)
K-Wil Lutz (Starter)
KR-Deonte Harris (Starter)
DE-Cameron Jordan (Starter)
CB-Marshon Lattimore (Starter)
Big time shout out to Deonte Harris who is just the 6th undrafted rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl in the modern Pro Bowl era since 1967, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He's been explosive this season as he leads the NFC with a 9.9 yards per punt return average, that includes a TD.
Drew Brees is in his 13th Pro Bowl and might be a bit of a surprise based on the fact he missed five and a half games but hey he did just set the all-time passing touchdown record.
Michael Thomas has now been selected to three straight Pro Bowls and is absolutely killing it this season. He leads the league in receiving yards (1,552) and receptions (133) he also has eight touchdowns.
After not making the Pro Bowl last season Marshon Lattimore returned to his exceptional form in 2019 as a shutdown corner.
Armstead was named a starter last season but this is his second Pro Bowl nob.
Wil Lutz will be making his first Pro Bowl appearance this season, he's attempted a league-high 35 field goals while making a league-leading 31 of those attempts.
Cameron Jordan has been a beast per usual this season, this is his fifth Pro Bowl selection in nine years and this is his third straight.
There are some glaring snubs, the most notable being LB Demario Davis, OT Ryan Ramczyk, and Taysom Hill as a special teamer.
Davis' stats may not jump off the page at you but if you watch this guy play you know he's a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
Ramczyk has been arguably the Saints best OL and currently holds an 88.7 overall grade via Pro Football Focus which ranks second among all OT in the league.
Taysom Hill is just awesome and can do a lot of everything.
On the AFC side of things the Baltimore Ravens led the way with 12 players selected.
Here is the complete list for both the NFC and the AFC:
Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins (starter), Houston Texans; Keenan Allen (starter), Los Angeles Chargers; Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
Tackle: Ronnie Stanley (starter), Baltimore Ravens; Laremy Tunsil (starter), Houston Texans; Trent Brown, Oakland Raiders
Guard: Marshal Yanda (starter), Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson (starter), Indianapolis Colts; David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers
Center: Maurkice Pouncey (starter), Pittsburgh Steelers; Rodney Hudson, Oakland Raiders
Tight end: Travis Kelce (starter), Kansas City Chiefs; Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback: Lamar Jackson (starter), Baltimore Ravens; Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs; Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Running back: Nick Chubb (starter), Cleveland Browns; Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans; Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
Fullback: Patrick Ricard (starter), Baltimore Ravens
Defensive end: Joey Bosa (starter), Los Angeles Chargers; Frank Clark (starter), Kansas City Chiefs; Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
Interior lineman: Cameron Heyward (starter), Pittsburgh Steelers; Chris Jones (starter), Kansas City Chiefs; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals
Outside linebacker: Von Miller (starter), Denver Broncos; T.J. Watt (starter), Pittsburgh Steelers; Matt Judon, Baltimore Ravens
Inside linebacker: Darius Leonard (starter), Indianapolis Colts; Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots
Cornerback: Stephon Gilmore (starter), New England Patriots; Tre’Davious White (starter), Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Baltimore Ravens; Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens
Free safety: Minkah Fitzpatrick (starter), Pittsburgh Steelers; Earl Thomas, Baltimore Ravens
Strong safety: Jamal Adams (starter), New York Jets
Kicker: Justin Tucker (starter), Baltimore Ravens
Long snapper: Morgan Cox (starter), Baltimore Ravens
Punter: Brett Kern (starter), Tennessee Titans
Return specialist: Mecole Hardman (starter), Kansas City Chiefs
Special teamer: Matthew Slater (starter), New England Patriots
Wide receiver: Julio Jones (starter), Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas (starter), New Orleans Saints; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tackle: David Bakhtiari (starter), Green Bay Packers; Tyron Smith (starter), Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead, New Orleans Saints;
Guard: Zack Martin (starter), Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks (starter), Philadelphia Eagles; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
Center: Jason Kelce (starter), Philadelphia Eagles; Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
Tight end: George Kittle (starter), San Francisco 49ers; Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Quarterback: Russell Wilson (starter), Seattle Seahawks; Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Running back: Dalvin Cook (starter), Minnesota Vikings; Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk (starter), San Francisco 49ers
Defensive end: Cameron Jordan (starter), New Orleans Saints; Nick Bosa (starter), San Francisco 49ers; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
Interior lineman: Aaron Donald (starter), Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox (starter), Philadelphia Eagles; Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons
Outside linebacker: Chandler Jones (starter), Arizona Cardinals; Khalil Mack (starter), Chicago Bears; Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inside linebacker: Bobby Wagner (starter), Seattle Seahawks; Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Cornerback: Marshon Lattimore (starter), New Orleans Saints; Richard Sherman*, San Francisco 49ers; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams
Free safety: Budda Baker (starter), Arizona Cardinals; Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears
Strong safety: Harrison Smith (starter), Minnesota Vikings
Kicker: Wil Lutz (starter), New Orleans Saints
Long snapper: Rick Lovato (starter), Philadelphia Eagles
Punter: Tress Way (starter), Washington Redskins
Return specialist: Deonte Harris (starter), New Orleans Saints
Special teamer: Cordarrelle Patterson (starter), Chicago Bears
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