With the end of the NFL’s regular season quickly approaching, the months of December and January typically bring a period awards and recognition for the player’s excellent work over the course of the season. Even with the Redskins’s 3-12 record, Washington managed to have left tackle Trent Williams selected to his second straight Pro-Bowl appearance. The Oklahoma product was the lone constant on a poor offensive line, and the Coaches recognized his efforts with a trip to Honolulu.
Also, awarded alternative selections were running back Alfred Morris, wide receiver Pierre Garcon, defensive end Brian Orakpo, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Morris has been among the top in the league for rushing yards throughout most of the season, however, did not earn the automatic bid.
The most surprising snub appears to be Garcon. The former Colt has excelled in his second year with the Redskins leading the league in catches (107) and setting the franchise record for most catches in a season. On top of all this, Garcon also sat in ninth place with 1290 receiving yards.
Orakpo returned from a season ending triceps injury a year ago, and provided the Washington defense with 10 sacks. Hall, who was resigned in the off-season, had four interceptions and also scored three defensive touchdowns.
Pierre Garcon was snubbed. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it, Garcon deserved to be selected to the Pro-bowl, but was left off of the roster. This is my personal issue with the game, if you’re going to consistently leave off players who have had history breaking seasons, why have the game at all? It already lacks the luster of most professional all-star games, why carry on with this catastrophe?