With the selections for the roster of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl being announced on Friday, the hot topic—as it is every year when the selections are made—was about who got snubbed and who did or didn’t deserve to be a part of the Pro Bowl. In actuality, we normally wind up with good discussion and debates about who performed well this season and how various players stack up against one another.
However, something relatively rare happened this season and it happened with the running backs that are headed to the Pro Bowl. In what seems to be a rare occurrence, though I have no real proof of that and am just speculating off of how it feels, the voters seem to have gotten the Pro Bowl running backs right.
Voting for the Pro Bowl is done by a combination of the players, coaches and fans and they seemed to have hit the right cord when it comes to the running backs. The six backs selected to go to Hawaii are Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson.
Those six running backs that have been invited to the Pro Bowl make up six of the top seven leading rushers in the NFL this season. The only player left out from that top seven is Alfred Morris, whose lack of team success probably hurt his chances, even if they didn’t hurt Peterson’s.
The good thing about the actual selections, though, is that there’s not a whole lot of controversy. The six guys going to the Prow Bowl have been the most consistent performers at the position this season and have been productive in doing so. In the end, that’s all you can ask for from these selections.