The New Orleans Saints have been having a great season and have a pretty good chance of making the postseason. As the Saints prep for their regular season finale, they received some good news regarding the Pro Bowl. Five Saints players will be headed to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, and all are very deserving.
Quarterback Drew Brees, tight end Jimmy Graham, offensive linemen Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs, and defensive end Cameron Jordan will all represent the Saints. However, none of these players will actually play in the Pro Bowl if the Saints have their way as the team has Super Bowl aspirations.
This selection marks the eighth time in his career that Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl team. Furthermore, Brees ended up with the second most fan votes, behind only Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Superstar tight end Graham will make his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance as he has established himself as the best tight end in the NFL today.
Offensive linemen Evans and Grubbs have been two of the most consistent linemen in the NFL, and they are reasons for the success of Brees and the Saints’ offense. However, it has been the Saints’ defense that has turned a lot of heads this season, and that has been led by defensive end Jordan.
Jordan was selected to his first ever Pro Bowl and is enjoying a breakout season for the Saints. Jordan has turned into one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL and has really flourished under Rob Ryan’s 3-4 defensive scheme. Jordan is fourth in the NFL with 12.5 sacks and the selection is very well deserved.
The Saints will be well-represented at the Pro Bowl this season, but their hope is that they will get the chance to play in the big game come February.