Three Patriots Named to Pro Bowl

The NFL wrapped up their Pro Bowl voting this week and three Patriots made the team.

Punter Jake Bailey, Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater, and cornerback Stephon Gilmore all made the roster. 

Two out of three of these players were deserving, Bailey, and Slater, who is a perennial appearance.

Gilmore, who is one of the league's top corners and reigning DPOY, has no right to be on this roster. He missed 3 games with an "injury," is the most penalized player on the defense, only has 1 pick all season, and just flat out hasn't had a good season.

It is all name recognition, which is bullshit, because it made J.C. Jackson the biggest snub of the century.

Jackson has been far and away the Pats best player this year and has outperformed Gilmore at the very same position. He has a league high EIGHT interceptions and ten total turnovers, but was not voted in.

If the Pro Bowl was being played regularly, Gilmore would likely be subbed out since he is having season ending surgery, and Jackson would probably be the first choice to replace him. But with COVID this year, the Pro Bowl will not be played, but it will be simulated in a Madden game, that nobody cares about.

Congrats to Bailey and Slate. Justice for J.C.

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