With Pro Bowl voting open, here are the Colts players having Pro Bowl-worthy seasons
Pro Bowl voting has begun and the Indianapolis Colts have several deserving players. Here’s a look at some guys fans should help vote in.
Last year, the Pro Bowl was like a celebration of the Indianapolis Colts. Although Indy collapsed late and missed the playoffs, the Colts had a league-high seven Pro Bowlers. That’s because several Indianapolis players broke out last year during a mid-season stretch where Indy looked like the best team in the league. Can the Colts dominate the Pro Bowl again during the 2022 season? Probably not.
With Week 13 starting, Indianapolis hasn’t hit the kind of stride that made them a dangerous team last season. The only real notoriety Indy has received this season is for being underwhelming and the shocking hire of Jeff Saturday as interim head coach. However, the Colts do still have several players having Pro Bowl-worthy seasons.
Fans have the opportunity to help Indy’s deserving players get selected for the Pro Bowl. By voting on the NFL’s website and by retweeting through Twitter, fans can strengthen some players’ chances. Here are the Indianapolis players that should definitely receive the honor this season.
Which Colts players should fans vote into the Pro Bowl?
Spoiler Alert: there likely won’t be any offensive players from Indianapolis in the Pro Bowl, not even Quenton Nelson, who has made it every season of his career. The offense has struggled far too much this season, and there’s not one player that can really be highlighted as someone who’s been playing Pro Bowl football all year. However, there are some on the defensive side of the ball.
Coming into the season, it was a talking point about how every level of Indy’s defense had a Pro Bowl player last season. That should be the case this year, though, the deserving players are different. Last year, it was DeForest Buckner, Shaquille Leonard, and Kenny Moore. This season, the three Colts defenders that should be a lock for the Pro Bowl are Grover Stewart, Zaire Franklin, and Stephon Gilmore.
Grover Stewart is probably having the best season of any defensive tackle in the NFL, Franklin has filled in greatly for Leonard, playing like a top linebacker in the league, and Gilmore has made clutch play after clutch play, reminding everyone how great of a corner he is. Indianapolis fans should absolutely do their part to make sure these three, at least, earn a selection.
Aside from them, DeForest Buckner is also still playing quality football and Bobby Okereke is also playing like a great linebacker. These two are also deserving of Pro Bowl nods. So while this season may not have been as productive as last year, the Colts could still end up with five Pro Bowlers, all from their quality defensive unit.