Five NFL Players Who Should Be In Their First Pro Bowl This Season: NFC Offense
Every NFL season at the Pro Bowl the NFL's best come to play. Fans get to see plays like Peyton throwing to Moss or Brees to Fitzgerald.
The Pro Bowl is a game of the elite—even though the game does not count—it symbolizes that the players in it are one the best in their conference at their position.
This season I believe the NFC offense will have many first time Pro Bowlers may it be a QB, RB, or WR. These players have stood out this season and people have taken notice and deserve to be in the Pro Bowl.
All readers of this article please vote these players on your ballot on NFL.com for the Pro Bowl. They are deserving of your vote, they have played as one of the best in the NFL at their respective position this season.
Even if these five players do not make it to the Pro Bowl this season I expect to see them in there in the near future. There will be a NFC defense, AFC offense, and AFC defense edition of this article in the near future.
TE Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
This season Vernon Davis has been one of the best tight ends in the NFL if no the best. Last season, Mike Singletary did not like the attitude of Davis but that certainly has changed this year.
Davis, a former 49ers first-round pick and the teams' captain has had the best year of his young career since coming to the 49ers with the sixth pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Before this season, Davis had never caught more than four touchdowns in a season and 509 receiving yards both in 2007.
Currently this season Davis has eight touchdowns which is tied for second in the NFL behind Larry Fitzgerald and has his career high of 601 receiving yards.
WR Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre has the luck of getting to throw to this budding NFL star along with his teammate Percy Harvin. Rice is looking like he is becoming a top ten NFL WR.
Rice, the former starter received his starting job back this season after being a backup for one season. Rice was a starting WR for the Vikings in his rookie year in 2007 where the Vikings selected him the the 44th overall pick.
In Rice's past two NFL seasons he had a total of 537 receiving yards and a total of eight touchdowns.
This season, Rice is ranked among the top five in the NFL in receiving yards in the NFL with 875 and currently has four touchdowns.
RB DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Williams has been a major bright stop for the sub-par Panthers this season in having the best season of his young NFL career so far.
Williams, a four-year NFL vet and former first-round pick has been one of the best running backs in the NFL. Last season, Williams was named an All-Pro but amazingly not to the Pro Bowl.
Last season Williams ran for a career high of 18 touchdowns and 1,515 yards. This season, Williams currently ranks in the top five in rushing yards with 982, and currently has seven touchdowns.
WR Steve Smith, New York Giants
Before the season started the Giants thought they may have had a problem at the wide receiver position but Smith along with the young Mario Manningham have looked like a great tandem.
This season, Smith has started to be compared to the other Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers and even some people have started to consider him better than the Steve Smith of the Panthers.
Smith was originally drafted by the Giants with the 51st pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and was a backup to Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer before the losses of both those players. Smith became the starter this season.
This season, Smith is among the top five in receiving yards in the NFC with 798 and has a career high in touchdowns with five compared to only one before this season started.
QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers, the former backup to Brett Favre has looked like he has become a top five QB in the NFL the past two seasons.
Rodgers, originally drafted with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft became the starting QB for the Packers after Favre retire, then un-retire, then came back and then asked to be traded to the New York Jets.
Rodgers had a great season last year in his first year as a starter throwing four over 4,000 passing yards with 28 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions. This season, Rodgers has continued that form already throwing for 2,788 yards with 19 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
People always bicker over who is the best QB in the NFL saying Peyton, Brady, or Brees but I definitely think Rodgers should be in the conversation.