The 2021 NFL Pro Bowl rosters were released and as is the case every year, there were a few major snubs. Here are the biggest snubs from the pro bowl this year.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 22, 2020
NFL Pro Bowl Snubs:
1. Trey Hendrickson: New Orleans Saints Defensive End
Hendrickson’s teammate Cam Jordan got the nod for the Pro Bowl, but he may not have been deserving of it. When we compare stats between the two, it’s clearly evident that Hendrickson is having the better season.
Firstly, Hendrickson is currently tied for the league lead in sacks with 12.5 (alongside Aaron Donald). Meanwhile, Jordan only has 6.5.
In fact, this is the case for every major statistic. Disruptions (54-38), pressure percentage (16-8.1), ), turnovers caused by pressure (2-1) and hurries (35-20). Clearly, the two teammates should have been swapped.
NFL SACK LEADERS
Trey Hendrickson — 12.5
Aaron Donald — 12.5
T.J. Watt — 12
Za’Darius Smith — 11.5
Trey Hendrickson — 535
Aaron Donald — 767
T.J. Watt — 739
Za’Darius Smith — 757
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) December 21, 2020
2. Robert Tonyan: Green Bay Packers Tight End
Tonyan easily deserves a spot on this roster over Evan Engram from the Giants. Tonyan beats Engram in mostly every major receiving statistic.
Yes, Engram has more receiving yards than Tonyan (572 to 551), but he has also had 40 more targets. Tonyan caught 49 of his 55 targets while Engram only managed 54 of his 95 total targets.
Additionally, Tonyan leads Engram in yards per reception (11.2 to 10.6) and touchdowns as well (10 to 1).
TE Evan Engram: 60.4 QB Rating
TE Robert Tonyan: 148.8 QB Rating
Engram has 1 TD and 6 Drops…
Tonyan has 10 TDs and 0 Drops…
I mean, should we look at the run blocking too? This is as confusing a selection as I’ve seen
— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) December 22, 2020
3. J.C. Jackson: New England Patriots Corner Back
This is another case of a teammate getting in who maybe shouldn’t have. Reigning DPOY Stephon Gilmore made the Pro Bowl this year, but J.C. Jackson was stunningly left out.
As Stephon Gilmore missed time this year due to COVID-19 and injuries, Jackson spent more time covering opposing teams’ number one receiver.
Jackson was targeted 63 times this year, allowing only 34 receptions for 433 yards, 163 yards after catch, and just three touchdowns. Additionally, Jackson picked up 8 interceptions, second in the league, and has 10 ten takeaways total.
JC Jackson was NOT named to the Pro Bowl roster
His 8 interceptions this season ranks 2nd in the NFL and are the most by a Patriots player since 2006 pic.twitter.com/oLLDJkfSi3
— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports) December 22, 2020