On Tuesday evening, the NFL revealed the players selected to the 2020 Pro Bowl. Only two Falcons players were selected, wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. At least they got it right.
While the Pro Bowl is a bit of a popularity contest at best, the honors do get brought up when evaluating players far down the line. Both Julio and Jarrett can be fairly said to be Pro Bowl-caliber players, if not All-Pro.
The Pro Bowl rosters are determined by player, fan and coach voting. In the end, the consensus wisely selected both Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett for this year’s event.
This is the sixth-consecutive year that Jones was selected for the Pro Bowl, and the seventh in his NFL career. So far this season, Jones has 82 catches for 1,150 yards and 6 touchdowns. He’s also top-5 in both total receiving yards and yards per game, which is especially impressive considering he missed a game due to injury. It’s not his best year in recent memory and may not end up being his best year after 16 games, but it’s very much in line with his consistently great career.
Grady Jarrett has further proven to be one of the best interior defensive linemen in the NFL, and this selection definitely puts the league on notice. This is Jarrett’s first invite to the Pro Bowl, with many more sure to follow. In 2019, Jarrett has 65 tackles, 13 quarterback hits and 5.5 sacks. He also leads the NFL in run stuffs with 20, which is defined as a player either stopping a runner for a loss or no gain.
The 2020 NFL Pro Bowl will take place on January 26, 2020 at 3 p.m. from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida and be nationally televised on ESPN. You can view the full list of selections by clicking here.