Jalen Hurts & A.J. Brown Among Eight Eagles Headed To Pro Bowl
Eight Philadelphia Eagles players have been invited to the 2022 Pro Bowl, a league-leading number this season for the 13-1 NFC powerhouse. Six of them have been named as starters at their respective positions, more than the number invited by all but three other teams in the NFL.
In the NFL’s roster announcement Wednesday, the league revealed that quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver A.J. Brown, tackle Lane Johnson, guard Landon Dickerson, center Jason Kelce and cornerback Darius Slay would all start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl. Running back Miles Sanders and outside linebacker Haason Reddick were also named as reserves.
“I’m blessed. I still have a lot more to do. It feels great to have people recognize my talent and the work I’ve done this year, but I and we still have a lot more work to do,” Brown said after the announcement.
Behind the Eagles’ eight players in this year’s game, only the Kansas City Chiefs have seven, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce. The Ravens and 49ers each had six players selected while the Vikings had five.
Only two teams — the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars — did not receive a single invite. Many consider Bears quarterback Justin Fields to be one of the biggest snubs in 2022, though few have argued that he should have replaced Hurts.
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As the league’s top team, the Eagles’ eight Pro Bowl selections make sense, as the team has proven superior on both sides of the ball during the regular season. Hurts and Brown have quickly become one of the deadliest duos in the league in less than one full season behind one of the league’s stoutest offensive lines. Meanwhile, defensive contributors like Slay and Reddick have helped hold Philadelphia’s opponents to just 19.1 points per game in 2022, sixth best in the NFL.
“It’s cool,” Kelce said. “Hopefully, we’re busier at that time of the year than having any of us go to the Pro Bowl.”
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