Brandon Myers deserves to go to Hawaii

By Josh Walfish

After catching 14 passes on Sunday, it’s safe to say Brandon Myers is the focal point of this revamped Oakland Raiders‘ offense.

Myers has 721 receiving yards this season, the 27th best total of all receivers in the  NFL this season and fourth among tight ends. He may not be among the flashiest names in the NFL, but his numbers make him a great candidate for the Pro Bowl. His probability of going to the Pro Bowl over known names like Rob Gronkowski and Heath Miller is slim, but the stats say he is the second best tight end in the AFC.

His 69 catches rank 10th among all receivers in the NFL, ahead of guys like Victor Cruz, Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White. The most amazing part of that stat is Myers has caught 78 percent of the passes thrown at him, by far the highest percentage of anyone in the top-10. His 88 targets are only the 29th most in the league, so Myers has found a way to make a lot out of few opportunities.

Myers is clearly the best player on the Raiders and if Oakland gets any representative in Hawaii it should be Myers. It is a shame most people don’t know who he is let alone how talented he has proven to be. The stats say Myers deserves to be in the Pro Bowl in January, but will the public actually vote him in as an all-star? The chances are slim Myers will get enough votes from the average fan, so it will take a lot of help from Raiders’ fans and the informed fans to help push him over the top.

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