NFL Pro Bowl voters continue to snub Philadelphia Eagles star
Maybe people are just using name recognition and ignoring the games. That’s the only reason why Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham keeps getting snubbed.
Well, the NFL Pro Bowl roster was released, and the names of five Philadelphia Eagles were visible to everyone. Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Brooks, Zach Ertz, and Rick Lovato all got the nod, and while even the most die-hard Eagles fan may be scratching their head about at least one of those mentions, no one’s going to complain about seeing members of their favorite team on the list.
Come on though. If we’re being honest, one of those guys had no business being voted on the roster and has underachieved all season. We’ll let you guys argue among yourselves about who that guy is, but here’s a hint about that person’s identity. He plays at the defensive tackle position.
Meanwhile, Brandon Graham has been snubbed yet again in another Pro Bowl selection. Being overlooked isn’t a new thing for Philly’s former first-round selection, but at this point, it’s beginning to look like the author of the most famous strip-sack in Super Bowl history will never get the individual accolades that he deserves.
In 2019, Graham’s added 45 total tackles to his resume. 32 have been of the solo variety, and 12 have resulted in a loss of yardage. Add that to 7.5 sacks and 15 hits on opposing quarterbacks. Now, just compare that to Cox’s numbers (37 total tackles, 23 solo tackles, five tackles for a loss, and 3.5 sacks).
Why isn’t Graham on the Pro Bowl roster again? Maybe voters are simply going with name recognition? No one is saying vote Cox off, but come on. He hasn’t equaled his normal production and an eyeball test will tell you that.
Here we are. Another season is nearing its end, and Graham is again an ignored man by Pro Bowl voters. At this point, you have to wonder if he’ll ever get his shine.