Second-year quarterback Brock Purdy received his first nod Wednesday after receiving essentially the most fan votes and serving to the Niners obtain the NFC’s No. 1 seed. The Baltimore Ravens had essentially the most within the AFC with seven alternatives, and so they had been tied for the second most with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Professional Bowl is set by a mix of votes by followers, coaches and gamers.
The Professional Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 4 at Tenting World Stadium in Orlando, Florida (ABC/ESPN).
Here is a team-by-team have a look at the gamers chosen for this season’s sport:
Prepare dinner makes his first Professional Bowl in his second NFL season. This season, he has rushed for greater than 1,000 yards for the primary time in his profession (AFC-leading 1,086), along with 429 receiving yards and 6 complete touchdowns (doubling final season). Prepare dinner is the primary Payments operating again within the Professional Bowl since LeSean McCoy (2017). As a part of a Payments offensive line that has put collectively a robust season, beginning all 5 gamers in each sport, Dawkins is fourth amongst tackles in go block win charge (93.4%) and has helped quarterback Josh Allen to his lowest profession sack complete (21).There have been a few Payments placing up robust seasons who arguably might have been named starters, together with defensive deal with Ed Oliver and Allen.
Do you know? This season, Prepare dinner grew to become the primary Payments operating again with a receiving landing in back-to-back video games since Thurman Thomas in 1995. — Alaina Getzenberg
There aren’t many surprises on this record, beginning with the NFL’s chief in passing yards, Tagovailoa (4,451). Mostert was chosen after setting a franchise document with 21 complete touchdowns, whereas additionally notching his first profession 1,000-yard season on the bottom. Ramsey missed the primary seven video games of the season recovering from meniscus surgical procedure however has recorded a team-high three interceptions. Hill leads the NFL in receiving yards (1,717) and receiving touchdowns (12) regardless of seemingly falling wanting his 2,000-yard objective. He can nonetheless set an NFL single-season document with 248 yards towards the Payments in Miami’s regular-season finale.
Do you know? That is the primary time six Dolphins had been chosen since 2002 and the primary time 5 offensive gamers have been chosen since 1984. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
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Professional Bowlers: None
Nobody might need been value a decide, however perennial Professional Bowler OLB Matthew Judon sustained a season-ending torn pectoral muscle in Week 4, NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month Christian Gonzalez additionally was knocked out for the yr in Week 4 due to a shoulder harm, and nostril tackles like Davon Godchaux — who has been on the coronary heart of the NFL’s top-rated run protection — typically do not get acknowledged for his or her work in Professional Bowls.
Do you know? That is the primary time since 2000 the Patriots didn’t have a participant chosen to the Professional Bowl. — Mike Reiss
It is back-to-back Professional Bowls for Gardner and Williams, who’re so broadly revered that they did not want gaudy stats to earn this recognition. Gardner has no interceptions, however a lot of that is because of the truth that he has been focused solely 56 instances, per Subsequent Gen Stats. He has solely two interceptions in 32 profession video games, however he is a real lockdown nook. In current weeks, opponents have principally prevented him in any respect prices. Williams has a pedestrian sack complete (3.5), however he is second in quarterback pressures (64), trailing solely Rams star Aaron Donald (65). He is additionally a pressure towards the run. Williams and Gardner are underneath contract for 4 and two years, respectively, which bodes nicely for the Jets.
Do you know? Gardner grew to become solely the second participant in franchise historical past to make the Professional Bowl in every of his first two seasons. The opposite was security Erik McMillan (1988-1989). Williams is the primary Jets defensive lineman to make it in back-to-back seasons since John Abraham (2001-2002) and the primary inside defensive lineman since Corridor of Famer Joe Klecko (1983 to 1985) to obtain the consideration in consecutive years. — Wealthy Cimini
The Ravens, who’ve the AFC’s finest document at 13-3, had seven alternatives for the third time in 4 years. This contains 4 first-time alternatives in Hamilton, Linderbaum, Madubuike and Queen. The no-brainer choice was Jackson, who’s the betting favourite for MVP. The Baltimore protection, which leads the NFL in fewest factors allowed (16.4), had 4 gamers make it, together with Smith — their main tackler (158). Madubuike tops all inside linemen with a career-high 13 sacks, and Hamilton grew to become the primary Ravens participant to document double-digit passes defensed (13) and tackles for loss (10) in a season. Tucker’s seventh choice ties Corridor of Famer Morten Andersen for essentially the most all time by pure place kickers.
Do you know? Queen, Hamilton and Linderbaum grew to become the newest Baltimore first-round picks to achieve the Professional Bowl. Of their 28-year franchise historical past, the Ravens have had 17 first-round picks make the Professional Bowl, which is essentially the most in that span, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Data. Underneath basic managers Ozzie Newsome (1996 to 2018) and Eric DeCosta (2019 to current), Baltimore first-rounders have totaled 71 Professional Bowl appearances. — Jamison Hensley
That is the third straight yr that each gamers have been chosen. Chase leads the Bengals in receiving yards (1,197) and touchdowns (7). Hendrickson has cemented himself as one of many sport’s finest pass-rushers and is tied for the league lead in sacks (17). Each gamers had been key acquisitions in 2021: Chase was the No. 5 decide in that yr’s draft and Hendrickson was acquired in free company. In 2021, Chase set the franchise document for many receiving yards in a single season. Hendrickson’s sack complete for 2023 broke the official staff document he set in 2022.
Do you know? Chase and Hendrickson are the twentieth and twenty first gamers in Bengals historical past to achieve the Professional Bowl 3 times. — Ben Child
Regardless of catching passes from 4 completely different quarterbacks this season, each Cooper and Njoku earned Professional Bowl honors. Cooper is heading to his first Professional Bowl with the Browns, whereas Njoku’s first choice comes after a torrid December (78 receiving yards per sport, 4 touchdowns). Bitonio is headed to a sixth consecutive Professional Bowl because the anchor of Cleveland’s resilient offensive line. Garrett and Ward might be representing what has been arguably essentially the most dominant protection this season.
Do you know? With six alternatives, Bitonio is tied for the fourth-most elections in staff historical past. He trails solely OT Joe Thomas (10), RB Jim Brown (9) and OT/Ok Lou Groza (9). Thomas, Brown and Groza are all within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame. — Jake Trotter
It is no shock Watt earned his fifth nod, however it’s considerably shocking Fitzpatrick was named given he performed 10 video games with a career-low 64 mixed tackles. Fitzpatrick’s position advanced with the Steelers this season, taking him out of place to make his signature game-changing performs on the ball. He has zero interceptions for the primary time in his profession and three passes defended, additionally a profession low. Killebrew’s choice comes partially for his prowess blocking punts, one thing he did towards the Patriots on “Thursday Evening Soccer” and towards the Ravens — that point resulting in a security. He is additionally tied for third within the NFL with 12 particular groups tackles.
Do you know? After six consecutive alternatives, Steelers defensive lineman and captain Cameron Heyward did not get a Professional Bowl nod after lacking six video games with a groin harm suffered in Week 1. — Brooke Pryor
Professional Bowlers: Laremy Tunsil, LT (4)
Quarterback C.J. Stroud has the third-highest time to throw( 3.05) however is underneath stress on 36% of dropbacks, fifteenth within the NFL amongst quarterbacks with at the very least 300 dropbacks. Stroud can maintain the ball longer than most however not be underneath stress at the next charge. That is as a result of he has among the finest blindside protectors in Tunsil, who has a 91.5% win charge and has allowed solely two sacks this season.
Do you know? Tunsil is the primary Texans participant to make the Professional Bowl three years in a row since quarterback Deshaun Watson. — D.J. Bien-Aime
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Professional Bowlers: Quenton Nelson, G (6)
For the second consecutive season, Nelson is the Colts’ lone choice. It is an fascinating final result given the shift that has occurred in Indianapolis this season. The Colts completed 4-12-1 final season and didn’t appear more likely to produce many all-star picks. However Indianapolis is on the verge of the playoffs this season with a 9-7 document coming into Saturday’s sport towards the Texans that can grant the winner a playoff berth.
Do you know? Nelson turns into the fourth offensive lineman in league historical past to be chosen in every of his first six seasons. The 2018 sixth general decide joins Zack Martin, Joe Thomas and Richmond Webb as the one offensive linemen to perform the feat. — Stephen Holder
Allen is having the type of season that warrants Defensive Participant of the 12 months consideration: 16.5 sacks and 94 QB pressures (per NFL Subsequent Gen Stats). The 16.5 sacks are a franchise document, surpassing Calais Campbell‘s earlier document of 14. Allen is a half sack behind T.J. Watt and Trey Hendrickson for the NFL sack title and his 94 pressures are second solely to Micah Parsons (98). Matiscik leads all lengthy snappers and the Jaguars with eight particular groups tackles. He additionally has pressured and recovered a fumble.
Do you know? Allen is the ninth participant in franchise historical past to make a number of Professional Bowls (he additionally made it as a rookie in 2019). — Michael DiRocco
Professional Bowlers: Derrick Henry, RB (4)
Henry has scored 11 touchdowns and rushed for 1,014 yards. He is hit the 1,000-yard mark 5 instances in his profession. Although the Titans will not make the playoffs and Henry has brazenly contemplated his future in Nashville, it is a optimistic notice for his season. The veteran operating again is the one Professional Bowl starter for Tennessee, however defensive linemen Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry had been named alternates.
Do you know? Henry is about to turn out to be a free agent when the four-year, $50 million contract he signed in 2020 runs out after this season. — ESPN Employees
The three Professional Bowl starters are essentially the most for the Broncos since 2016, their final profitable season. Among the many league’s finest gamers, Surtain has been named to the Professional Bowl in two of his three seasons. Simmons, who has extra All-Professional nods (three second-team alternatives) than Professional Bowl elections, leads the Broncos in interceptions with three. If he closes the season because the staff chief, it is going to be the sixth straight marketing campaign he is at the very least tied for the membership lead. Mims was chosen as a return specialist. His 17.4 yards per punt return (16) and 26.3 yards per kickoff return (13) would lead the league, if he had sufficient to qualify (20).
Do you know? With quarterback Russell Wilson benched and the staff rating seventeenth in scoring, twenty sixth in complete offense and twenty third within the crimson zone effectivity, the Broncos should not have a strictly offensive participant (not on particular groups obligation) chosen to the Professional Bowl for the fourth consecutive season. Sutton was an harm alternative for DeAndre Hopkins after the 2019 season. Emmanuel Sanders (2016) was the final Broncos offensive participant who was not an harm alternative chosen for the Professional Bowl. — Jeff Legwold
Thuney and Humphrey are a part of maybe the most effective inside offensive line within the NFL. They’re the highest two offensive linemen within the league in go block win charge no matter place. Jones, who missed the season’s first sport whereas holding out for a brand new contract, has a methods to go to catch final season’s profession excessive of 15.5 sacks. However his 9.5 sacks going into the season’s last sport are the third-highest complete of his profession. Kelce is 16 yards wanting an eighth straight 1,000-yard season. The streak of seven is the longest ever by a decent finish. Mahomes has clearly been affected by issues with the Chiefs’ passing sport. He has profession worsts for interceptions (14), QBR (63), yards per sport (261) and yards per try (7.0), however his season was nonetheless adequate to earn his sixth choice.
Do you know? 5 Professional Bowlers for the Chiefs is their lowest complete since 2017, once they had 4 gamers chosen. — Adam Teicher
Crosby and Cole, who got here in as rookies collectively in 2019, are every making their third straight Professional Bowl look. Amongst all defensive linemen, Crosby ranks second in tackles (88), third in sacks (a career-high 13.5) and is tied for first in tackles for loss (21). He’s additionally the one D-lineman within the NFL since 2000 to have at the very least 85 tackles and 20 tackles for loss in three straight seasons. Cole, in the meantime, is second within the NFL in web punting common (44.8 yards), fourth in gross punting common (50.0) and has seen 33 of his punts (46.5%) downed contained in the 20-yard line.
Do you know? Whereas Crosby, a fourth-round draft decide from Jap Michigan, is one in all simply six D-linemen with 10-plus tackles in a sport this season, Cole set a single-game NFL document along with his 63.6 yards per punt common in Week 9 towards the New York Giants. Cole, undrafted out of North Carolina State, can be solely the second punter in franchise historical past with at the very least three Professional Bowl nods in his first 5 NFL seasons, together with Corridor of Famer Ray Man.. — Paul Gutierrez
Mack and Allen are having career-best seasons on a disappointing Chargers staff that had expectations to contend within the AFC. Mack is tied for second within the NFL with 16 sacks, essentially the most in his 10-season profession. Mack’s finest sport got here in Week 4 when he had six sacks towards the Las Vegas Raiders, setting a single-game franchise document. Allen, 31, set the single-season franchise document for receptions with 108, which locations him fourth within the NFL regardless of lacking three video games with a heel harm.
Do you know? Mack, 32, is one in all six gamers since particular person sacks had been first tracked in 1982 to have at the very least 16 sacks for a staff that received 5 or fewer of their first 16 video games in a season. Michael Strahan was the one different participant to take action of their age-32 season or older. Allen has made the Professional Bowl in six of his previous seven seasons. His 1,243 yards in 2023 are the second most in his profession, regardless of enjoying simply 13 video games. — Kris Rhim
No actual surprises among the many Cowboys’ alternatives. Prescott leads the NFL in landing passes (32). Lamb set Cowboys data in receptions (122) and yards (1,651) this season. Bland set the NFL’s single-season mark with 5 interception returns for a landing and he leads the league with eight interceptions. Anger leads the NFL in web yardage (44.9). Parsons has put up 13 sacks and joined Reggie White as the one gamers since 1982 to open a profession with three seasons of at the very least 13 sacks. Aubrey has not missed a discipline objective try (35), essentially the most to open a profession and two off the NFL document. Martin all the time makes the Professional Bowl, his ninth in 10 seasons.
Do you know? Martin is coming into Cowboys’ royalty along with his ninth choice. Solely Corridor of Famers Bob Lilly (11), Larry Allen (10) and Mel Renfro (10) and future Corridor of Famer Jason Witten (11) have been picked for extra Professional Bowls. Martin has matched Corridor of Famer Randy White with No. 9. At 33, Martin stays among the finest guards in soccer. — Todd Archer
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Professional Bowlers: Dexter Lawrence II, DT (2)
It is a deserving choice. Even beginning center linebacker Bobby Okereke, who deserved Professional Bowl consideration, just lately stated Lawrence was the staff MVP this season. It is due to Lawrence’s dominance in the course of the protection regardless of all the eye he will get. Lawrence has 52 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits — large numbers for a nostril deal with. His go rush win charge of 17.9% is fourth amongst inside defenders, particularly spectacular as a result of he is getting double-teamed on the second-highest charge (71.7%). No surprise Lawrence grew to become the primary Giants participant since Landon Collins to be chosen to consecutive Professional Bowls.
Do you know? Lawrence wasn’t even among the many prime 10 defensive tackles within the fan voting. In the meantime, Giants gunner Nick McCloud earned essentially the most particular groups votes from followers amongst NFC gamers, but he was not even named an alternate. — Jordan Raanan
Three-fifths of the Eagles offensive line made it to the Professional Bowl, a testomony to among the finest items within the league. Solely 5 gamers in Eagles historical past have made seven or extra journeys to the Professional Bowl: Chuck Bednarik, Jason Peters, Brian Dawkins, Reggie White and Kelce, who continues to construct Corridor of Fame worthy credentials. Life as a operating again is simpler behind this group. Swift, acquired from the Lions this offseason, was chosen to his first Professional Bowl a yr after Miles Sanders acquired his first Professional Bowl nod whereas operating behind this group.
Do you know? Brown broke a 38-year franchise mark for many receiving yards with 1,496 in 2022. He’s 50 yards away from topping that document this season, and he has already set the brand new single-season staff mark for many receptions by a large receiver (105). — Tim McManus
Professional Bowlers: None
Sadly for the 4-12 Commanders, their exclusion was deserved. Final yr’s Professional Bowl defensive tackles, Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, didn’t repeat their success. Allen had made the earlier two however wasn’t as dominant this season. Nor was Payne, whose sack complete went from 11.5 to 4. Two different 2022 alternatives didn’t advantage consideration: Particular teamer Jeremy Reaves suffered a season-ending knee harm in Week 4 and punter Tress Way‘s gross and web averages dropped by at the very least a yard. Maybe a participant to look at for subsequent season might be proper guard Sam Cosmi, who had a standout yr at his new place. Former Commanders finish Montez Sweat, traded in October, did make his first Professional Bowl however with Chicago.
Do you know? Washington did not have a Professional Bowler for the primary time since 1993, once they received three video games underneath one-and-done coach Richie Petitbon. The group was two years faraway from profitable a Tremendous Bowl — nevertheless it was additionally the primary since 1980 with out coach Joe Gibbs on the sidelines. Even in different seasons once they collapsed like they did this yr, Washington nonetheless managed alternatives. The staff received three video games in 2019, but managed two Professional Bowlers; they received a mixed seven video games in 2013 and 2014 however despatched a mixed 5 gamers to the sport. — John Keim
The Bears have their first alternatives since 2021. Johnson is tied for the staff lead with 4 interceptions and restricted opposing QBs to a 26.2 passer ranking by way of the primary 14 weeks of the season, the bottom determine amongst all cornerbacks this season. Since buying and selling for Sweat in Week 9, the Bears are tied for second in takeaways (18), fifth in factors allowed per sport (18.0), seventh in complete yards allowed per sport (310.5) and ninth in passing yards allowed per sport (204.6).
Do you know? Sweat has began all 16 video games of the season between his time in Washington and Chicago. He leads the Bears (6.0) and Commanders (6.5) in sacks this season — his first double-digit sack season — and have become the primary participant in NFL historical past to steer two groups in sacks at any level in a season. — Courtney Cronin
Oh how instances have modified in Detroit. In 2021, there have been no Lions chosen for the primary time for the reason that 2009 season. Then in 2022, Ragnow was the lone preliminary Lion to be chosen, however broad receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, quarterback Jared Goff and Sewell had been later added as alternates. This yr’s 5 alternatives is a results of the Lions’ staff success — profitable a division title for the primary time since 1994. Detroit’s 20 wins for the reason that begin of final season are essentially the most over a two-season span in franchise historical past.
Do you know? The Lions have had 5 Professional Bowlers a couple of instances in franchise historical past. Final season, they ended up with 5, together with tight finish T.J. Hockenson — who was traded midway by way of the season. The earlier situations had been in 2014, 1999, 1997, 1994 and 1991. — Eric Woodyard
Professional Bowlers: None
If quarterback Jordan Love stays on his present trajectory, he’ll be chosen sooner or later. He is at present third within the NFL in landing passes (30), however he is behind two different NFC quarterbacks — Dak Prescott (32) and Brock Purdy (31). Additionally, Love’s finest soccer has come late within the season, maybe after many citizens had made up their minds. Since Week 11, Love leads the NFL in QBR, complete touchdowns (18, together with two dashing) and touchdowns-to-interception ratio (16 to 1). Keisean Nixon, the first-team All Professional kick returner final season, additionally appeared like an excellent guess to get picked contemplating he leads the NFL in kickoff return common (26.2 yards).
Do you know? It is the primary time since 2017 that the Packers have not had anybody chosen within the preliminary voting, though Davante Adams and Mike Daniels ultimately went as alternates that yr. This time, cornerback Jaire Alexander, Nixon, defensive deal with Kenny Clark, guard Elgton Jenkins and edge rusher Rashan Gary are alternates, however solely Gary is a primary alternate. — Rob Demovsky
A high-end pass-rusher for the higher a part of a decade, Hunter had by no means earlier than made the Professional Bowl’s beginning staff. He is having a profession season in a number of respects, from his 15.5 sacks to his 21 tackles for loss to his 927 defensive snaps. He is now two years faraway from a sequence of accidents that value him the entire 2020 season and most of 2021, and at age 29, he’s arrange for a monster payday when his contract expires — with out the Vikings’ means to franchise tag him — this spring. DePaola stays the one Vikings lengthy snapper ever named to the Professional Bowl, and he has now performed it twice.
Do you know? Josh Metellus led the NFL’s fan voting on the robust security place and is a second alternate for the Professional Bowl. However he truly hasn’t performed a lot security this season. As a substitute, Metellus has been defensive coordinator Brian Flores’ hybrid defensive “weapon.” He has lined up as a defensive lineman, an out of doors linebacker, an inside linebacker, security and slot cornerback and leads the staff with 1,161 complete snaps. — Kevin Seifert
No surprises right here. Bates was the highest fan vote-getter at security and has profession highs with 128 tackles, six interceptions and three pressured fumbles. He is been the stabilizing pressure of Atlanta’s protection. Lindstrom’s choice is his second straight. He is the highest-paid guard within the league, however contemplating he wasn’t within the prime 10 of fan voting on the place, that ought to present how a lot respect gamers and coaches have for him.
Do you know? Lindstrom is the primary Atlanta offensive guard to be named to the Professional Bowl since Invoice Fralic went to 4 straight from 1986 to 1989. The one offensive lineman from the Falcons to go to at the very least two straight Professional Bowls since Fralic was middle Alex Mack, who went from 2016 to 2018. — Michael Rothstein
Professional Bowlers: None
It is no shock the Panthers, with an NFL-worst 2-14 document, did not have any alternatives, however they did have 4 alternates; DT Derrick Brown (first alternate); OLB Brian Burns (second alternate); P Johnny Hekker (third alternate); and LS JJ Jansen (third alternate). If anyone deserved to be chosen it was Brown, who leads all defensive linemen with 96 tackles. With three tackles on Sunday towards Tampa Bay, he can set the league’s single-season document for defensive linemen (98, by Christian Wilkins in 2022).
Do you know? The final time the Panthers did not have a participant chosen was 2020, once they completed 5-11. — David Newton
Professional Bowlers: Rashid Shaheed, WR/KR (1)
That is the primary time the Saints have had just one choice since 2016, when solely quarterback Drew Brees was chosen. Shaheed, a second-year participant, has performed in 14 video games this season, with 43 catches for 654 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns. He’s each the kickoff and punt returner for the Saints and returned a punt 76 yards for a landing towards the Packers in Week 3.
Do you know? Shaheed’s choice is outstanding, contemplating he did not catch his first NFL go till Week 7 of the 2022 season. The Saints patiently waited for him to rehab an ACL tear from school earlier than unleashing him, however they’d good purpose to have religion. He had seven profession kickoff returns for touchdowns whereas at Weber State. Shaheed is the fourth Saints participant chosen to the Professional Bowl as a kick returner and the third straight undrafted participant to take action, becoming a member of Deonte Harris in 2019 and Michael Lewis in 2002. — Katherine Terrell
Professional Bowlers: Mike Evans, WR (5)
Evans at present leads the NFL with 13 landing catches, one shy of tying his single-season finest regardless of him turning 30 this previous offseason. “It looks like he is ageless at this level with the stats he is placing up, the numbers he is placing up, the best way he competes and the best way he goes on the market to play,” coach Todd Bowles stated of his star receiver.
Do you know? Evans’ 10 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons are essentially the most of any participant to start his profession. His 10 straight 1,000-yard seasons are additionally tied for the second most in NFL historical past with Randy Moss, trailing solely Jerry Rice (14). Evans is one in all 4 gamers with greater than 11,000 receiving yards and 90 landing receptions by way of 10 profession seasons, together with Professional Soccer Corridor of Famers Marvin Harrison, Moss and Rice. — Jenna Laine
Professional Bowlers: Budda Baker, S (6)
Baker has been the center and soul of the Cardinals throughout a season that is been marred by dropping. He is been constant when he is on the sphere. Baker missed 5 video games with an harm this season and regardless that he hasn’t recorded a sack or interception, he is nonetheless made an impression.
Do you know? Baker is the third participant in Cardinals historical past to obtain at the very least six alternatives in his first seven seasons, becoming a member of Patrick Peterson and Ollie Matson. — Josh Weinfuss
Donald continued his streak, making his tenth Professional Bowl in 10 seasons. The Rams’ offense — which has scored at the very least 26 factors in six consecutive video games — has three representatives, together with Stafford, who has accomplished 62.6% of his passes for 3,965 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Rams have two gamers making their first Professional Bowl: Williams, a second-year operating again, and Nacua, a large receiver who’s simply 29 yards shy of breaking the NFL’s rookie receiving yard document. Regardless of lacking 4 video games on injured reserve with an ankle harm, Williams ranks second within the NFL in dashing.
Do you know? Donald grew to become the one defensive lineman since 1970 to make the Professional Bowl in every of his first 10 seasons.— Sarah Barshop
Professional Bowlers: Nick Bosa, DE (4), Javon Hargrave, DT (2), Kyle Juszczyk, FB (8), George Kittle, TE (5), Brock Purdy, QB (1), Christian McCaffrey, RB (3), Fred Warner, LB (3), Charvarius Ward, CB (1), Trent Williams, LT (11).
The 9 alternatives is essentially the most the staff has had since 2013. Lots of the names on this record will not be a shock as Bosa, Juszczyk, Kittle, McCaffrey, Warner and Williams have turn out to be mainstays. Juszczyk’s eight Professional Bowls are essentially the most by a fullback in league historical past. The larger information for the Niners is that they have two first-time alternatives at key positions in Purdy and Ward. Purdy set the franchise document for passing yards in a season (4,280) and his 9.6 yards per try is the very best by any signal-caller with 400 or extra passing makes an attempt in a season. Ward leads the league with 23 go breakups and has a career-high 5 interceptions in a breakout season that has been rewarded. Williams continues to construct his Corridor of Fame case by changing into the eighth offensive lineman in NFL historical past with at the very least 11 elections.
Do you know? Purdy is the primary 49ers quarterback to be chosen to the Professional Bowl since Jeff Garcia in 2002, a becoming honor given it is Garcia who Purdy surpassed for the franchise’s single-season passing mark. — Nick Wagoner
Three Professional Bowl alternatives is a shocking quantity for a staff that seemed as if it might have zero. Wagner, Love and Witherspoon weren’t within the prime 5 in fan voting at their positions, which exhibits what number of votes they received amongst gamers and coaches. Wagner has once more been a tackling machine in his twelfth NFL season, rating second within the NFL. Love has been Seattle’s third security for a lot of the yr however has come on robust of late, with a pair of interceptions on “Monday Evening Soccer” vs. Philadelphia and two takeaways per week earlier. Witherspoon was among the many main candidates for Defensive Rookie of the 12 months earlier than lacking two video games with a hip harm.
Do you know? Wagner’s 9 Professional Bowls ties him with Walter Jones and Russell Wilson for many in franchise historical past. It additionally means he hit a $750,000 incentive in his contract. Witherspoon, the fifth general decide, is the second Seahawks cornerback to make the Professional Bowl as a rookie in as a few years following Riq Woolen in 2022. They’re two of the ten rookies in franchise historical past to make the Professional Bowl. — Brady Henderson