Seattle sent only Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner last year, with Shaquill Griffin going as an alternate. This time, seven Seahawks have received the honors.
- DK Metcalf, his first
- Jamal Adams
- Nick Bellore, his first
- Quandre Diggs, his first
- Tyler Ott, his first
It’s a great showing from the new leaders of the NFC West. Bobby Wagner has now made it every year since 2014. This will also be Wilson’s seventh Pro Bowl.
The immediate snubs feel like the rest of the special teams unit. Michael Dickson and Jason Myers, who both made it in 2018, have been left off the list. This despite the fact that Myers is perfect in field goals this year and Dickson remains one of the game’s best punters.
I mean, Michael Dickson has been even better than he was in 2018 when the #Seahawks traded up to draft him--in the fifth round, a punter--and then he made Pro Bowl AND All-Pro As a rookie.— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) December 22, 2020
The man really is a magician. https://t.co/JJAFWWG8lL
Metcalf was inevitable, with his breakout sophomore campaign. As was Adams, as sheer power of name recognition and a new NFL sack record carried him in despite missing the middle of the season.
The best feel-good story on this list in my opinion is Quandre Diggs. The free safety is in only his second year for Seattle, but would be my nomination for most improved player over the course of this season. He has a career-high four interceptions and nine passes defensed, with still two games to go. His play has only continued to progress as now even new players D.J. Reed have trust in Diggs to pass off zone assignments and make plays on the ball, like we saw with Reed’s interception against the Washington Football Team.
Reminder that the game which doesn’t matter, matters even less this year as the Pro Bowl won’t even be played because of Covid-19. But the nominations remain and the awards are fun for us to throw about later when we try to prove that Metcalf is better than Randy Moss after two years or some nonsense.
It’s a franchise record, and another great sign of the bright future this team has. Adams was brought in this year; Diggs the year before. John Schneider continues to find and draft top-talent and set the Seahawks up for success.