The NFL has released their 2012 Pro Bowl rosters, and three New York have made the AFC team this season.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis, offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson (#60, above) and center Nick Mangold (#74, above) have all been selected to play in this year’s All-Star game, which will take place on January 29, 2012.
The usual suspects, so to speak. Revis, a fifth-year pro, has made his fourth straight Pro Bowl appearance. He will start at cornerback alongside Champ Bailey of the Denver Broncos.
Mangold, a sixth-year pro, made his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. He was selected as a reserve this year after battling a nagging ankle injury nearly all season.
Ferguson, also in his sixth season, made his third straight Pro Bowl and will also be a reserve. Some would say he wasn’t particularly worthy this year, but it makes up for his snub in 2008, I suppose.
That being said, there are a few deserving Jets players who did not get a Pro Bowl nod. Later in the week I’ll run down some Jets players who deserved a spot and some who didn’t.
It’s a nice recognition for the players that made it, but it’s no substitute for a playoff berth and a Super Bowl run. Barring a miracle on Sunday, the Jets will have to wait another year for that.