The 2019 Pro Bowl rosters were released on Wednesday, which feature some of the best players in the NFL. Guys like DeAndre Hopkins and Aaron Donald fill out these rosters as the best of the best will be fortunate enough to be selected. Well, that’s what’s supposed to happen.
For the the 10-4 Buffalo Bills only one player was selected to the Pro Bowl this season, cornerback Tre’Davious White. White has had an outstanding season and has propelled his name amongst the elite at his position. However, how is White the only Bills to be selected? Welcome to this week’s Thursday Thought: Lack of Pro Bowl selections proves the country still knows little about the Bills.
For the Bills this is nothing new. During the offseason and early parts of the season, people seemed to disregard the Bills. Frankly, they disrespected them. As the wins piled up it appeared that the nation had seemed to take notice of what was cooking in Western New York.
Yet, this years Pro Bowl seems to suggest otherwise. Nowhere will you find Jordan Phillip‘s name, who’s 9.5 sacks are second most by a defensive tackle. Only Aaron Donald has more sacks for the position this season.
You won’t find John Brown‘s name either. Brown already posted a career high in receptions (71) and yards (1007) this season, with two games still to play. The man has been on of the best receivers in the AFC. Not good enough to be a Pro Bowler apparently.
Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde and Andre Roberts. All of which are having very good seasons, but none of which made the Pro Bowl. Only Buffalo would have something like this happen.
The Bills only getting one player voted into the Pro Bowl shows that the nation still doesn’t know and respect the Buffalo Bills. Despite the stats, the record and the recent exposure to national TV, it still is not enough.
The Bills will have a chance to prove the country wrong on Saturday against the Patriots. Another national televised game, with all eyes on them once again. The Bills may have been snubbed from the Pro Bowl, but the bowl that matters most is the one played in February, and the Bills have a chance to play in that one.
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