Anyway...Pro Bowl voting came to a close last week, and the participants in the Jan. 31 game will be announced on Tuesday.
It’s a new era for the game, which for the first time will be played on the Sunday before this season's Super Bowl. However, one thing won’t change: the teams announced tomorrow will most likely look a lot different from the ones that take the field.
This season, however, that caveat will have an added twist—players from teams who make the Super Bowl will not play in the all-star exhibition, meaning more spots than usual could be up for grabs.
If these rules were in place last season, eight players—including half of the NFC’s starting skill players—would have had to miss the game. Five Cardinals and three Steelers were voted into the game, with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald winning the MVP.
Good thing, right? Pittsburgh may have won the Lombardi Trophy, but the Cards at least got something.
Whatever. The fans seem to care even less about the Pro Bowl than the players, but ultimately, every Eagles fan would like to have that problem and see the Birds miss the Pro Bowl completely.
But as they say, it’s an honor just to be nominated. And for a lot of guys, a nomination could trigger contract bonuses.
So with six weeks to go before the NFL’s “best” earn a trip to Miami, I bring to you the six Eagles most deserving of said vacation.
And as a side note, all stats listed are through Week 14 and DO NOT COUNT Sunday's win over the Broncos. The voting didn’t, so I didn’t either.