NFL Pro Bowl Snub No. 2: Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Here’s another example of a veteran player getting the edge over a youngster who is more deserving. Lamar Jackson is a former NFL MVP and is one of the more exciting players in the NFL. He’s also been one of the winningest players to start under center since coming into the league.
Having said that, 2021 has not been his best season. Jackson has thrown more interceptions (13) in just 12 games than he ever has in a full season. He’s also lost five starts, which is the most he has endured as a starter for the Baltimore Ravens.
In all, he has 2,882 yards with 16 touchdowns and 13 picks. He does have 767 yards with two touchdowns but also has six fumbles. Add it together and he has 3,649 yards between his passing and running with 18 touchdowns. As for Joe Burrow, he has 3,640 yards and 26 touchdowns passing. While he does have 14 picks, that’s only one more than Jackson on 53 more passing attempts.
Burrow also has two touchdowns on the ground and one fewer fumble than Jackson. Sure, he doesn’t rush for the same yardage but overall he has produced more touchdowns while moving the ball better than Jackson. With all that being said, Burrow should have gotten the nod over his AFC North counterpart.