After a 9-0 start and strong play by many individuals I thought it would be interesting to ask which players fans thought had a chance to make the Pro Bowl this year.
(You know, the game that no player wants to play and guys like Vince Young can end up getting with enough defects?)
What I am really interested to hear is if people believe Jordy Nelson has a legitiment chance to make the Pro Bowl and how that could affect his price tag this upcoming offseason. As you'll see I am of the opinion that his play so far definitely makes him Pro Bowl worthy (thanks Mr. Rodgers) but still believe he would give us a substaintial home discount so he can continue to play with America's best Quarterback.
My predictions (8 total) after the jump:
Aaron Rodgers: I'll save you all time reading but not arguing this at all.
Scott Wells: Has had a very strong, reliable season and would benefit from the Packer's potential #1 seeding as defending Super Bowl Champs.
Josh Sitton: See Scott Wells
Greg Jennings: The top Wideout on the NFL's best offense. 7th in the league in yards and tied for 3rd in TDs. It's incredible the amount of production he can produce even in such an open offense.
Jordy Nelson: 13th in yards (with 17 less receptions than Jennings) and tied for 3rd in TDs. This is my biggest stretch as while he is 5th in yardage and 2nd in TDs for the NFC, he does not have the name recognition that might allow Desean Jackson or Hakeem Nicks slip in. I still think he's developing reputation as big play reciever on the nation's best team will put him over the top though.
Charles Woodson: The man never tires. Tied for first in passes deflected for CBs, with 5 INTS, a FF and a touchdown. The DDriver of the Pack's defense.
Desmond Bishop: Ole reliable. Bishop is quietly the anchor of this defense for the front 7. He currently ranks 4th overall in tackles with 5 sacks (more than anyone else above him in tackles) and 1 FF. Just another great example of TT and McCarthy making the right move with the right player.
Mason Crosby: Easily having the best year of any kicker to this date.
---Close but no Cigar---
JerMichael Finley: Could be a Pro Bowler on another team but simply too many other TEs (Gresham, Witten, Petegrew, Davis) for him to make it this year. Name and team recognition may help his case.
Tramon Williams: His bum shoulder has kept him from being the top 10 CB he was in the playoffs last year. Here's to him hopefully regaining that level of play in the 2nd half.
John Kuhn: I have no ideas on FBs other than maybe one makes it a year, can anyone make a case for or against him?