There’s no perfect science when picking rosters for the league’s All-Star game but these five players should have been on the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl list
On Wednesday, the league released the list of players who were selected to the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl — and as always, this has led to plenty of controversy.
Every fanbase is pointing to players on their club and saying they were snubbed. While it’s fair to feel this way, it’s not always true. With the rosters being limited, there will always be good players left off the initial roster.
Having said that, there are also always plenty of legitimate snubs. While we cannot identify every one of them, we can pick out the five most egregious.
NFL Pro Bowl Snub No. 5: Creed Humphrey, C, Kansas City Chiefs
One of the names that really stand out when looking at Pro Bowl snubs this season is Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey. The rookie from Oklahoma has not only helped solidify the Chiefs O-line this season but he’s been playing better than all other centers in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.
While PFF isn’t a perfect measurement, Humprhey’s prowess was also noted by the casual fan as he won the fan vote as well.
In the end, it wasn’t enough as Corey Linsley of the Los Angeles Chargers and Ryan Kelly of the Indianapolis Colts made the cut. While each of them is very deserving, the truth is, they seemed to have edged out Humphrey due to the fact that they’re veterans whereas he’s a rookie.
That doesn’t make it right and Humphrey should have been given the nod.