2017 NFL Pro Bowl: Biggest Snubs and Surprises from This Year’s Game

December 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pro Bowl is the NFL's annual talent showcase, but who plays in the all-star event is quite subjective. 
At times, those voted into the game are the result of a fan-determined popularity contest or name recognition instead of individual achievement. There are always those who appear to be less deserving than others around the league.
Six teams—the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers—didn't have a player selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando at Camping World Stadium on Jan. 29. 
Inevitably, the original 43-man rosters will morph into something entirely different when those honored can't play due to injuries or playoff obligations. Alternates will take their spots. 
Until then, Bleacher Report identified the five biggest snubs and surprises for the annual event.
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