Kenny Moore flames Pro Bowl voting system in snarky tweet
By Jerry Trotta
The NFL will announce its rosters for the 2022 Pro Bowl in just a few days, and the Indianapolis Colts figure to have at least one player, Jonathan Taylor, the league’s leading vote-getter, representing the AFC in the game.
It’s important to remember this is entirely a fan vote, so don’t be too disappointed if studs like Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson, and DeForest Buckner get snubbed. Per the latest polls, that trio was lagging behind other players at their respective positions, so they might need an injury to get an invite.
Nothing about that is fair.
Leonard has been a turnover machine playing on a bum ankle, Nelson, also playing through injury, has yet to give up a sack, and Buckner has just as many pressures (41) as TJ Watt, who has the second-most votes amongst AFC defenders.
But at least their positions get a vote, right?
Just ask Kenny Moore, who took to Twitter this week to blast the voting system because his position continues to get overlooked.
Colts star Kenny Moore rightfully blasted the Pro Bowl’s leaky voting system.
We see no lies.
How many fullbacks around the league not named Kyle Juszczyk have weekly roles on their team’s offense in 2021? Actually don’t even answer that. How many teams in the NFL even have fullbacks on their roster?
It can’t be a lot, and yet the position gets an annual spot in the Pro Bowl while slot cornerbacks are somehow still omitted.
That’s got to be a tough pill to swallow for Moore, arguably the best nickel in the game, yet someone who will likely never make a Pro Bowl in his career because all cornerbacks are lumped into one category.
Think about it. Who are some of the best slot CBs in the league? Behind Moore, you have the Broncos’ Bryce Callahan, the Patriots’ Jonathan Jones, Cleveland’s Troy Hill, and San Francisco’s K’Waun Williams.
With everyone grouped together, though, Moore has to compete with the likes of Jalen Ramsey, Jaire Alexander, Tre’Davious White, JC Jackson and Marshon Lattimore. It’s an impossible mountain to climb for the 26-year-old.
You could probably list 10 more who get more recognition than Moore just because they largely line up against opposing teams’ No. 1 wide receiver. However, the last time we checked, Cooper Kupp, Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen, Deebo Samuel, Tyler Lockett and CeeDee Lamb all do most of their damage in the slot and they are some of the most dynamic players in the league regardless of position.
The vast majority of NFL teams don’t even have fullbacks. Every squad has a nickel corner, and Moore has proven over the last three-plus seasons that he’s the very best the position has to offer.
He has every right to feel disrespected.