Of course, the Pro Bowl games will be played in early February in Orlando. There will be a series of skills events ending with a flag football game. So, yes, it’s stupid. But the Pro Bowl honor itself is still pretty cool (not as important as All-Pro teams, which will be announced later). The Pro Bowl is voted on by players, coaches and fans.
How many Las Vegas Raiders should we expect to make the AFC squad? Last year, wide receiver Davante Adams, defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Josh Jacobs made the squad before the alternates filled the roster (the original roster is all that matters, truly).
Crosby will surely make it again as he has been one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL again.
Adams has had a good season, but it hasn’t been elite (in terms of yardage and scores) and there are several wide receivers in the AFC with better stats. But Adams’ reputation could help him.
Jacobs’ numbers have lagged this season after he led the NFL in rushing and may be a long shot to make it.
Las Vegas punter A.J. Cole is right there with Cleveland’s Matt Haack when it comes to numbers and Cole could easily get the nod. Kicker Daniel Carlson has been solid, but there has been a lot of strong kicking happening in the AFC this season.
Linebacker Robert Spillane has been among the tackle leaders and he could have a chance as well.
Who do you think is worthy of making the Pro Bowl for Las Vegas?