If DeVonta Smith isn't voted onto the Pro Bowl roster in 2023, there needs to be a formal investigation.
Eight Eagles were voted onto the Pro Bowl roster last season. Some say there should have been more. This time, we're expecting to see some first-timers, including the man formerly known as the 'Slim Reaper'. That's right! Skinny Batman headlines this list.
DeVonta Smith, wide receiver
It isn't often that an Eagles wide receiver comes along and snatches a rug out from under DeSean Jackson. It's less common that said receiver will do so so as a rookie, but that's exactly what DeVonta Smith did during his first NFL season.
On January 8th of 2022, Smitty walked into the Eagles' regular-season finale versus the hated Dallas Cowboys, played 14 snaps, and called it a night, but he and his coaches made sure he had earned the franchise record for receiving yards recorded by a rookie before he did so.
916 receiving yards placed him ahead of the greatest deep threat in NFL history in the record books. Then, for an encore in his sophomore campaign, he racked up 95 receptions. That's a franchise record for Eagles wide receivers.
Skinny Batman didn't earn a Pro Bowl nod in his first season with Philly or his second, and frankly, we're pretty pissed off about it. Being overlooked last season certainly constitutes a 'snub', but believe us when we tell you this.
This young man's star continues to rise. He's only going to get better. If he isn't named as a Pro Bowl this year, we're throwing the challenge flag and asking for an investigation.