The NFL’s system for selecting Pro Bowlers is broken. And for proof of that, look no further than what’s transpiring in the AFC, where we could actually see BOTH Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley taking part in the all-star festivities in Las Vegas on February 5.
At the moment, the three quarterbacks that were chosen to represent the AFC are the Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, and the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen. However, it is very likely that at least one of those guys, and possibly more, will not be able to attend the Pro Bowl Games in February.
For starters, there’s a very good chance that at least one of those guys will be playing in the Super Bowl the following week. And then there’s the likelihood that injuries or fatigue from a long season and a possible playoff run results in someone backing out. This means we could be seeing some alternates take their place, and at the moment Tyler Huntley is listed as the fourth alternate in the AFC, right behind teammate Lamar Jackson.
The possibility of two quarterbacks from the same team both making the Pro Bowl is crazy enough, but what’s even crazier is the fact that Huntley actually has a chance to receive such an honor.
Huntley has played in just three games this year, getting the start in two of those contests. He has just 407 passing yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions, and the Ravens have managed to score a total of just 29 points in those three games. Those are barely starting-caliber numbers, let along Pro Bowl numbers.
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The internet seems to agree, as they were in disbelief over the fact that this is even possible: