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NFL Heads hand out their Pro Bowl Votes, Josh Allen and Big Ben both snubbed?

Josh Allen Bills Pro bowl voting snubbed
NFL Heads hand out their Pro Bowl votes and there are some interesting quarterbacks taken over Big Ben Roethlisberger and Josh Allen

By: NFL Heads

The Pro Bowl is a massive waste of time. Probably not the beginning you expected from an article featuring Pro Bowl votes, but it’s true. In fact, I have made it a point to reference the Pro Bowl as little as humanly possible in my past articles. Let’s feature some of the highlights from last year. Xavier Rhodes- one of the worst cornerbacks in 2019, Larry Warford- Did not even end up making the team in 2020 and is still unsigned, and Lamar Jackson being named the starter over Patrick Mahomes. The purpose of this article is to hopefully get some people to agree with my votes and let the right people into the Pro Bowl. For once. 

Quarterback

AFC: Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Ryan Tannehill

NFC: Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray

In general no surprises at quarterback, although I did consider Roethlisberger over Tannehill, I have been much more impressed with the movement of the Titans offense than I have been with the Steelers.

Running Back

AFC: Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Nick Chubb

NFC: Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, Antonio Gibson

Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook are the obvious front runners, and Kamara and Jacobs are great choices as well. As far as the last two, Gibson has gone nuts in certain games, and Chubb has been used heavily down the stretch since returning from injury.

Fullback

AFC: Anthony Sherman, Alec Ingold, Patrick Ricard

NFC: Kyle Jusczyk, CJ Ham, Nick Bellore

In a dying position in today’s NFL, you have to go with the consistent players, and what better consistency can you find than Anthony Sherman and Kyle Jusczyk.

Wide Receiver

AFC: Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs, Keenan Allen

NFC: DK Metcalf, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins

I struggled a lot with so many great options. The idea of leaving Cooper Kupp and Terry McLaurin out of the Pro Bowl really sucks, but in the NFC there is nobody more dominant than Matcalf, Adams, and Hopkins.

Tight End

AFC: Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, Hunter Henry

NFC: TJ Hockenson, Rob Gronkowski, Hayden Hurst

What you have to understand is that the options at NFC tight end are pretty slim, while I do not think Gronk and Hurst are super viable options, who else are you putting in? Jimmy Graham and Robert Tonyan?

Offensive Tackle

AFC: Anthony Castonzo, Mekhi Becton, Allejandro Vilanueva

NFC: Lane Johnson, David Bakhtiari, Taylor Decker

AFC Offensive tackles are easy, just pick Mekhi Becton and then the starting Colts and Steelers tackles. On the NFC, Bakhtiari is always a great pick and people seem to sleep on Decker, who is a sneaky consistent pick. Too bad we had to miss out on La’el Collins, who has missed time with injury.

Guard

AFC: David DeCastro, Quenton Nelson, Joel Bitonio

NFC: Zack Martin, Justin Pugh, Brandon Scherff

Here we show the cream of the crop at guard with David DeCastro and Zack Martin as AFC and NFC starters. We move on to a surprise pick at Justin Pugh, who is very sneaky good, and has been slept on his entire career. 

Center

AFC: Maurkice Pouncey, Rodney Hudson, David Andrews

NFC: Jason Kelce, Alex Mack, Matt Paradis

No surprises here, Pouncey and Kelce have been elite centers for the majority of their careers, and Alex Mack while in decline is still a great starter for an otherwise depleted Atlanta offensive line. 

Defensive End

AFC: Myles Garrett, Joey Bosa, JJ Watt

NFC: Trey Hendrickson, Cameron Jordan, Aldon Smith

Being the sack leader amongst defensive ends makes you the obvious choice, which leads to Garrett and Hendrickson being the leaders in the AFC and NFC respectively. While Smith may come as a surprise to some, anybody watching him play will agree he is at least deserving of pro bowl consideration.

Defensive Tackle

AFC: Chris Jones, Calais Campbell, Cameron Heyward

NFC: Aaron Donald, Fletcher Cox, Akiem Hicks

Well duh, Aaron Donald is the obvious choice, performing far and above any player, defensive or offensive (with the exclusion of Mahomes), in the entire league. Aside from that, Chris Jones and Calais Campbell are some of the best players on their respective teams, as are Cox and Hicks.

Inside Linebacker

AFC: AJ Johnson, Zach Cunningham, Joe Schobert

NFC: Devin White, Lavonte David, Bobby Wagner

Devin White and Lavonte David have been the best defensive pairing in the entire NFL, and are far and away my one and two picks for the Pro Bowl. Aside from that, Bobby Wagner is still an elite talent for the Seahawks. Joe Schobert has been an underrated talent for years, and deserves to be in the pro bowl.

Outside Linebacker

AFC: TJ Watt, Bud Dupree, Bradley Chubb

NFC: ZaDarius Smith, Jason Pierre-Paul, Leonard Floyd

These are the obvious choices at outside linebacker, especially with TJ Watt delivering what has been a defensive player of the year-like season for Pittsburgh. On the other side, ZaDarius Smith has been dominant for the Packers and Jason Pierre-Paul is a crucial part of an incredible Bucs defense.

Cornerback

AFC: Xavien Howard, Marcus Peters, Marlon Humphrey

NFC: Jalen Ramsey, Carlton Davis, Jaire Alexander

Ramsey has had an incredible year at corner for the Rams, and Jaire Alexander is really coming along as a great young shutdown corner. No big surprises on this list, for those who don’t know who Carlton Davis is, he is the dominant secondary player on the Bucs.

Free Safety

AFC: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Daniel Sorenson, Marcus Maye

NFC: Logan Ryan, Anthony Harris, Antoine Winfield

Logan Ryan was one of my favorite slot cornerbacks last year, and is still one of my favorite secondary players in 2020. Ryan has been great for the Giants this year. On the NFC side, Daniel Sorenson continues to improve on the Chiefs, and Marcus Maye has had a quietly good season masked by an awful Jets team.

Strong Safety

AFC: Jordan Poyer, Tyrann Mathieu, Jonathan Abram

NFC: Budda Baker, Jordan Whitehead, Harrison Smith

Baker continues to be the best safety in the NFL, and Harrison Smith and Tyrann Mathieu complement him very nicely. Jordan Whitehead of the Bucs is also a sneaky good safety and deserves plenty of consideration for the Pro Bowl.

Kicker

AFC: Jason Sanders, Justin Tucker, Brandon McManus

NFC: Younghoe Koo, Ryan Succop, Jason Myers

Punter

AFC: Matt Haack, Logan Cooke, Sam Koch

NFC: Johnny Hekker, Riley Dixon, Pat O’Donnell

Long Snapper

AFC: Blake Ferguson, Jon Weeks, Joe Cardona

NFC: Josh Harris, LP Ladouceur, Aaron Brewer

Return Specialist

AFC: Andre Roberts, Joe Reed, Isaiah Rodgers

NFC: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tony Pollard, Jamal Agnew

Special Teams

AFC: Matthew Slater, Nick Vigil, George Odum

NFC: CJ Goodwin, Miles Killebrew, Ruby Ford

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