The 2024 Pro Bowl roster has been finalized. Six Philadelphia Eagles are on it. Football's All-Star team isn't quite like what we see in the NBA or MLB, but it's cool to see guys from our favorite team make the cut.
There weren't many surprises. All of the faces are familiar. Philly's social media team also gave us a nice visual.
Check it out. Let us know what you think.
We know what you're thinking. We asked the same question. Where the heck is the guy that wears the Number 6 jersey?
Eagles news: DeVonta Smith is noticeably absent from yet another Pro Bowl roster.
As a rookie, DeVonta Smith set the Eagles franchise record for receiving yards by a first-year player. In year two, he eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards and caught more passes than any wide receiver in franchise history during a single season (Zach Ertz holds the single-season record for receptions by any player).
This is year three for the former Heisman Trophy winner. He has notched 81 receptions, 1,066 receiving yards, and seven TD receptions during his first 16 games this season. That sounds like a Pro Bowler to us, but again, DeVonta has been snubbed. He has yet to earn his first Pro Bowl nod.
Sure, there are other great wide receivers in the NFC. They are deserving, but this feels like there's this theory that the desire is to try and avoid having two wideouts from the same squad on the Pro Bowl roster.
That simply isn't a good enough reason to leave one of them out, especially if both guys deserve to be there.
Here are a few other Eagles who are deserving of their spot on the Pro Bowl roster.
The Eagles homers that live in us want to tell you that Dallas Goedert, Jalen Carter, and Josh Sweat deserve their shine, but an injury to Dallas and coll stretches down the back half of the season probably cost Carter and Sweat their nominations. We acknowledge that.
With that being said, we'll shine the light on a few other Eagles. They deserve mentions. You can debate about the validity of their arguments for inclusion. Truthfully, we can see arguments for both sides.
Jordan Mailata is in a nice space, learning at the school of Jeff Stoutland University and playing alongside Pro Bowlers and future Hall of Famers, but that gift is also a curse as he is overshadowed for postseason awards.
Fletcher Cox isn't what he once was, but we have seen him turn the clock back some. This season has been a good year for him, and sometimes name recognition is all it takes to catapult old guys onto the roster.
At the early stages of selection, Reed Blankenship was one of the leading vote getters at his position. That may not be enough to substantiate an argument, but that does make us ask what happened.