The Jacksonville Jaguars got a fitting end to their disappointing season when they found out that none of their players were being invited to play in the Pro Bowl.
This marks the first time since 2008 that the Jaguars were completely left out of the NFL’s annual celebration of its best players, and only the third time in franchise history no Jaguars were selected. At 2-13, nobody on the Jaguars really played well enough to merit any consideration from the fans.
The Jaguars best chance at sending a player to the Pro Bowl was running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who has been the last three seasons but missed most of the season with a foot injury and was not a real candidate to return for the fourth straight season.
Jaguars rookie punter Bryan Anger was selected as a second alternate, but his great rookie season was worthy of a Pro Bowl selection. Anger is set to break all of the rookie punting records for the Jaguars and the NFL. With 86 total punts this year, Anger is third in the league with a 42.4 yard net average and had the second longest punt of the season with a 73-yard bomb.
Unfortunately for Anger, no matter how well he punts in his career he may never live up to the third-round draft pick the Jaguars used on him in April despite having several other needs on the roster. However, the fact that the Jaguars best player this season was their punter is fitting given how bad they were.
Jaguars fullback Greg Jones was named as a third alternate to the Pro Bowl team despite missing a bunch of games with a hip injury. For years Jones has deserved recognition for being one of the best blocking fullbacks in the league, but this year Jones and the Jaguars running game were not very good.
The only other Jaguars player who deserved any sort of consideration is linebacker Paul Posluszny, who led the Jaguars in tackles and was the only consistent performer on a defense that struggled this season.