2014 Pro Bowl Roster: 5 Jacksonville Jaguars Who Deserved to be Selected
Five Jaguars Who Deserved Pro Bowl Honors
The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of the few teams that didn’t have players selected to participate in the Pro Bowl, the best proof of how bad the season has been for the organization.
Even though the Jags have been able to turn things around lately, the fact that they didn’t have even one single player chosen to make a trip to Hawaii shows that the team really doesn’t have much talent on the roster.
However, there are a few players that could’ve been selected into the game easily based on different criteria and their individual performances.
While some guys could’ve been selected due to his accuracy and others as a form of recognition for the end of a successful career, the truth is the Jaguars should’ve had at least one representative in the Pro Bowl. The game is meant to be for the fans and while the team is not a marquee franchise by any means, it should’ve been represented in Hawaii.
The fact that the Jaguars don’t have a very good record clearly didn’t help the team’s cause to have players selected to make the trip to Hawaii, but if we focus on individual performances, a few elements could’ve been chosen and it wouldn’t have been that surprising. Even though the team hasn’t been good at all this year, there are still some bright spots that were worthy of consideration.
Without further ado, please join me through this slideshow as we check five Jaguars that deserved to be selected to the Pro Bowl this season.
5. Mercedes Lewis
Granted, there are better options than veteran Mercedes Lewis at the position – Jimmy Graham and Jordan Cameron as examples – but it’s undeniable to say that Lewis has re-emerged as a solid option at TE. Lewis struggled all season long to recover from injuries and he has been one of the best tight-ends in recent weeks. A trip to Hawaii would’ve been perfect to recognize his efforts of coming back into the game after all he’s gone through.
4. Brad Meester
The long-time center – he spent his whole career with the Jaguars' organization – will retire at the end of the season and a good way to recognize his solid effort through 14 years in the game could’ve been with a Pro Bowl spot.
3. Josh Scobee
Even though Josh Scobee is a kicker that usually goes under the radar for most fans, the fact that he has been the deadliest offensive weapon for the Jaguars is a sign of how important he is to the team. He’s in the top 10 in terms of FG percentage and while he’s not the sexiest option at the kicking spot, his numbers could justify a trip to the Pro Bowl.
2. Bryan Anger
The second-year punter has been one of the best in the NFL this season and although punters don’t get much attention around the league, Bryan Anger is having a good year that could’ve ended with a Hawaii trip.
1. Paul Posluszny
Paul Posluszny has always been considered a tackle machine and he’s proven to be efficient once again this season. He’s leading the NFL in tackles by a good margin – he already has 115 and the second on the list has 109 – and his performance this year along with the leadership he shown in a Jaguars’ defensive line that improved constantly throughout the season could’ve been enough merits to give him a roster spot in the Pro Bowl.