The New England Patriots have a roster loaded with talented depth players, but are they good enough to make the Pro Bowl? These six players have the best chances of earning a trip to Orlando.
The Pro Bowl is a party that the New England Patriots seldom have a chance to attend. Though a handful of the team’s players are selected each year, in New England, January isn’t a month for vacation.
Ten Patriot players have been voted to the Pro Bowl over the last three seasons. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Matthew Slater, and Stephen Gostowski are among New England’s most regularly elected players. In 2016, Brady was voted to his twelfth Pro Bowl, joined by special teams ace Matthew Slater, second-time selection Devin McCourty, and first-timer Dont’a Hightower.
None of New England’s players have attended the Pro Bowl since Logan Mankins and Matthew Slater were selected in 2013. The game’s inopportune scheduling between the conference championship games and Super Bowl have made attending the event less of a priority for Patriot players.
Some fans might argue that deserving Patriot players have been snubbed from the NFL’s all-star event. LeGarrette Blount wasn’t elected to the Pro Bowl in 2016, even after leading the league with eighteen rushing touchdowns.
Here are six Patriot players who should be elected to the Pro Bowl in 2017.