Packers: 3 biggest Pro Bowl snubs in 2020 season

Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Three Pro Bowl snubs for the Packers in 2020.

The Green Bay Packers have a league-best seven Pro Bowl selections this season.

That’s great and well-deserved. It’s also unsurprising given the team’s success this year, entering Week 16 as the NFC leaders.

However, here’s the problem. The Packers deserved to have three more Pro Bowlers. These three players should’ve also made the NFC’s team:

1. Corey Linsley

Don’t forget about Corey Linsley. While he’s currently out with a knee injury, Linsley has been playing the best football of his career prior to getting hurt.

Linsley is the No. 1-ranked center in ESPN’s run block win rate, and he ranks third among centers in pass block win rate.

Linsley has been a key part of the Packers’ offensive line for over half a decade, but he has been on a different level this year. How he’s not part of the Pro Bowl team is beyond me.

2. Robert Tonyan

Player X has 54 receptions for 572 yards and one touchdown.

Player Y has 49 receptions for 551 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Player X is Evan Engram. Player Y is Robert Tonyan. Engram made the Pro Bowl ahead of Tonyan this year, which is confusing to say the least. Tonyan is enjoying a breakout season and has been the Packers’ most consistent receiving option not named Davante Adams.

Having found the end zone on nine more occasions than Engram, this selection is surprising.

3. Mason Crosby

OK, Younghoe Koo has been outstanding for the Atlanta Falcons this season. This is more of a complaint that Mason Crosby has never been selected to the Pro Bowl.

And this year, he has another strong case for making the roster.

Crosby is one of only two kickers in the league to convert 100 percent of his field goals this season. Math isn’t my strong point, but you can’t get any better than 100 percent.

Take nothing away from Koo. He is more than deserving of a Pro Bowl selection. But don’t forget that Crosby is kicking field goals in tough conditions in Green Bay. He’s battled through two games with strong winds, as well as many with cold temperatures yet has remained perfect.

This past week, he made a field goal from 51 yards look easy in tough conditions. Last week, he was good for 57.

Whenever the Packers need a kick, Crosby steps up and delivers. Somehow, he’s never made the Pro Bowl.

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