The 2019 Pro Bowl rosters were unveiled on Wednesday, and after weeks of voting, only two Seattle Seahawks were chosen for the NFL’s annual All-Star game.
Michael Dickson became the first rookie punter selected to the Pro Bowl since Dale Hatcher of the Los Angeles Rams way back in 1985. The fifth-round draft pick beat out fan-favorite Jon Ryan in training camp and preseason, and has been as good as advertised. He’s also Seattle’s most effective rusher, averaging a staggering nine yards per carry. Okay that’s his only career carry, but still!
The other obvious choice is linebacker Bobby Wagner, who’s been voted into every Pro Bowl since 2014 and is likely to be first-team All-Pro at the end of the season. Wagner leads the team in tackles at 113, has a sack, interception return for a touchdown, and two forced fumbles, but the stats don’t do him justice as Seattle’s best defensive starter.
Seven Seahawks were listed as alternates, and they are: Russell Wilson, Frank Clark, Chris Carson, Tyler Lockett, Bradley McDougald, J.R. Sweezy, and uh... K.J. Wright for some reason, even though he’s played two full games all year.
Jarran Reed and Justin Britt seem like obvious snubs.
The 2019 Pro Bowl is on Sunday, January 27th in Orlando, Florida at 3 PM ET. Obviously the two teams that make the Super Bowl will not have their players in the Pro Bowl, so the AFC and NFC rosters will change considerably just on that alone.
You can view the full Pro Bowl breakdown here, and scratch your head as to how Aaron Rodgers made it on the NFC QB list.