New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas has made the PFWA All-NFC Team, however running back Saquon Barkley snubbed.
Rookie running back Saquon Barkley was snubbed from both the All-NFL and All-NFC teams. Yes, the same guy who was the second-leading rusher in the NFL as a rookie. The same guy who was only the third rookie in the history of the National Football League to reach 2,000 yards from scrimmage. The same guy who broke the record for most single-season receptions by a rookie running back.
Uncanny how he’s snubbed from this. Not to mention he was snubbed from the AP All-Pro teams as well.
However, there is something to smile about regarding the All-NFC team if you’re a Big Blue fan. Kicker Aldrick Rosas was selected to the squad, something he most certainly deserved. Rosas converted on 32 of 33 field goals this past season. The numbers generated a 97 percent success rate. Rosas also made 31 of 32 attempted extra points. This came out to a 96.9 percent success rate in those regards.
Rosas also was given the honors of AP 2nd-Team All-Pro as well as made the Pro Bowl. Head coach Pat Shurmur had some words of praise for his kicker after a week 13 win over the Bears. Rosas was three-for-three on field goals in that game, including one in overtime.
“I’ve said this all along, too: I’m fond of our kicker and I’m fond of who he is as a football player, because he’s not just a kicker, he’s a football player. If a fight broke out, he’d be right there. He’s tough, he’s resilient, and I’m really proud of the fact that he’s having a really positive impact on our games,” Shurmur told Dan Benton of Giants Wire.