This afternoon the NFL announced the players going to the Pro Bowl, snubbing three New York Jets player that should have a ticket to paradise.
By Jeff Jarboe
After a disappointing 4-12 season in 2014, a complete makeover of the front office, coaching staff, and overall roster was made. To everyone’s surprise, the New York Jets have been exceeding everyone’s expectations and are primed to make the playoffs in year one under Todd Bowles. Thanks to an early quarterback change and a surprisingly favorable schedule, he has the New York in position to do just that.
Several teams stand in the way at the moment but the point remains, the Jets have come a long way. After having only Nick Mangold and Antonio Cromartie voted to the Pro Bowl last year, the New York Jets will be represented by five players in 2015. Brandon Marshall (6th), Darrelle Revis (7th) and Muhammad Wilkerson (1st) were voted in, while Nick Mangold (6) and Chris Ivory were selected as alternates.
Marshall, Revis and Wilkerson all deserved to be voted in with the way they’ve played this year, and I’m glad that Mangold and Ivory snagged a ticket to Honolulu as alternated, even though Mangold should have been in the top four.
The problem is, there are at least three other players on this new and improved Jets roster who are deserving of a ticket to Hawaii too.