The 2020 Pro Bowl voting results were announced last night, and as is always the case for all-star games, there were some snubs. These ten players were the biggest snubs for the Pro Bowl, with some players not even getting nods as top alternates for the game.
Jamie Collins, Patriots
A couple of members of New England’s defense—Devin McCourty and Kyle Van Noy—also could have made the Pro Bowl, but Jamie Collins might be the biggest snub from the elite unit. You could have made a case for Collins as a top Defensive Player of the Year candidate earlier in the season.
Eric Kendricks, Vikings
The lack of big sack numbers (0.5 this season) and interceptions (zero) probably hurts Eric Kendricks’ Pro Bowl argument, but he’s having another fantastic season in the middle of Minnesota’s defense. Kendricks makes plays every week in both the run game and pass game.
Darren Waller, Raiders
Working as a de facto No. 1 receiver of sorts after Antonio Brown left Oakland and Tyrell Williams dealt with a foot issue in the early-mid part of the season, tight end Darren Waller has 80 receptions for 1,001 yards and three touchdowns this season. The lack of scores is probably what held Waller back from the Pro Bowl, but he’s having an outstanding season.
Dak Prescott, Cowboys | Kirk Cousins, Vikings
This is an 50/50 toss-up between Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins, but either one of them probably should be in the Pro Bowl over Aaron Rodgers. As awesome as Rodgers is, Prescott and Cousins have played better this season. Throwing in the missed time for Drew Brees, and both Prescott and Cousins should arguably be representing the NFC with Russell Wilson.
Tyrann Mathieu, Chiefs
Some have argued that Tyrann Mathieu is the biggest Pro Bowl snub, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid believes his versatile safety is playing as well as any defensive player in the league this season. Mathieu’s play on the back end of Kansas City’s defense has elevated the team over the past several weeks.
Julian Edelman, Patriots
Julian Edelman probably should have gotten the nod for his first Pro Bowl selection over Jarvis Landry, as he has similar numbers but plays on a winning team and has played hurt all year. It’s surprising that Patriots fans have been unable to get their Super Bowl MVP receiver voted to the Pro Bowl.
James Bradberry, Panthers
All four NFC Pro Bowl receivers are in the NFC South (and none of them are from the Panthers), so James Bradberry has his work cut out for him most weeks. He’s had stellar outings this season and arguably could have been selected over any of the corners that made it from the conference.
Jordan Phillips, Bills
This alone should have gotten Jordan Phillips into the Pro Bowl:
But seriously, Phillips has been a huge difference-maker on the interior for a playoff-bound Bills squad, he has 9.5 sacks, and he arguably should have been the first interior lineman selected for the AFC—yet, he’s just a fourth alternate.
Justin Simmons, Broncos
Yes, the Broncos have not had a great season, which certainly hurts Justin Simmons’ case for a Pro Bowl nod. But Simmons has been a huge part of the emergence of Vic Fangio’s defense as of late, and to not even be named an alternate for the Pro Bowl is disrespectful. Simmons or Mathieu probably should have been voted to the game over Earl Thomas.