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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has really come around this season, we explain. Plus did any Jets make the Pro Bowl?

No is the quick answer to that question. That’s the second straight year that the Jets have been completely gypped from the Pro Bowl.

Although one Jets rookie that got snubbed said it won’t be happening again…

You’ve got to love the passion of a player like Jamal Adams. Speaking of, a quick trip down memory lane: the Jets drafted Adams out of LSU with the sixth overall pick and he’s been a home run this season.

While he may not jump out at you in terms of the “sexy stats” like interceptions—he has none—he’s a future Pro Bowler.

Quick update: Jamal Adams ends up being a third alternate. While Josh McCown is the fifth alternate, it’s safe to say that with a broken non-throwing hand, he’s unlikely to participate if and when he’s called upon.

Another man who would probably say he himself he got snubbed is Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson. In all honesty, he doesn’t have much room to make a case. While he’s made a gargantuan leap this season, he’s not quite on par with the guys who did make the Pro Bowl in 2017:

  • (AFC) Wide receiver: Antonio Brown*, Steelers; DeAndre Hopkins*, Texans; A.J. Green, Bengals; Keenan Allen, Chargers
  • (NFC) Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Falcons; Adam Thielen*, Vikings; Michael Thomas, Saints; Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

The former undrafted free agent out of Temple does continue to make appearances on camera though.

Get it?

Never mind I digress. But in all seriousness, the leap from last season (2016: 42 receptions, 587 yards, two touchdowns) to this season (2017: 57 receptions, 888 yards, seven touchdowns) is incredible. So obviously his numbers this season are all career-highs and there are still two games to go. While he may not be in the Pro Bowl conversation this year, the Jets have to be excited with his development this season.

While the lone Pro Bowler last season in Leonard Williams was also ‘gypped’. Although only two sacks this season probably played a factor. But he did add to a different defensive category in the loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday:

Not a bad time to get your first career interception, nice job Big Cat!

Other Jets News, Stories

  • Confident Bryce Petty expects to rebound after ‘easy fixes’ (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)
  • Chargers’ Denzel Perryman, Corey Liuget ruled out (Eric Williams of ESPN)
  • Jets unlikely to have any Pro Bowl representatives (Zachary Ripple of the New York Daily News)

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