It happens every year. Undeserving players at various positions are selected to the Pro Bowl, while deserving players are snubbed and left out in the cold. Unsurprisingly, the Pro Bowl has turned into a glorified popularity contest. The most popular players on the most popular teams are often chosen based on their reputation.
This is a plus for the players who benefit from it.
Pro Bowl appearances help players garner clout, money and Hall of Fame consideration. Clearly, being elected to the Pro Bowl a couple of times throughout a player's career won't put him into the Hall of Fame, yet being selected on a annual basis, thanks in large part to reputation, will.
The good news is the general football IQ amongst fans seems to be going up. It seemed like fewer undeserving players made the Pro Bowl this year compared to years past. However, that doesn't mean there weren't a few snubs along the way. Plenty of deserving players, especially in the NFC West, will be watching this year's game from the comfort of their own home.
Let's take a look at the biggest Pro Bowl snub for every NFC West team.