The Pro Bowl rosters for both conferences were named last night. The Colts had two players named, but most people want to talk about the biggest snub in years.
The Colts have had a resurgent season in the second half of the year. They have been one of the hottest teams in the league. That is because of the great players that this team has. Only two of those players were named to the Pro Bowl roster though.
Eric Ebron is one of those players. He leads all tight ends in touchdown catches with 12, and that has set a single season record for tight ends for the Colts. He has had the best year of his career and definitely deserves the Pro Bowl nod.
Rookie Quenton Nelson is the other player who was named to the roster. He has been a monster on the offensive line and has helped turn that unit from a liability into a strength for this team. This is the first of many Pro Bowls that Nelson will be attending over his career.
But the biggest talking point surround the Colts is the big Pro Bowl snub. Rookie Darius Leonard was not named to the Pro Bowl. This is absurd and a ridiculous omission. He is one of the biggest snubs of the last 10 years when it comes to being named to the Pro Bowl.
Leonard leads the league in tackles by 22…while missing a game due to injury. He has transformed this defense to be stout and formidable. If you look at the other linebackers who were named to the roster, they don’t compare at all to how good Leonard has been.
Leonard was named as one of the Pro Bowl alternates though. The other alternates are Andrew Luck, Denico Autry, T.Y. Hilton, and Ryan Kelly. There is a good chance at least two of those alternates get to go because of players pulling out.
Good for Ebron and Nelson for being named. But it seems like the Colts should have more players going to Orlando.