Latest Jordan Love snub makes a mockery of the Pro Bowl

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Few quarterbacks in the league played as well as Jordan Love in the second half of the season. Love's dominant play helped lead the Green Bay Packers to a 6-2 record in the final eight games en route to a playoff berth.

Love was flawless in that stretch, completing over 70 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,150 yards, 18 touchdowns, and one interception—good for a 112.7 passer rating.

He had three-touchdown, zero-interception performances in wins against the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. He had another in the wild-card victory over the Dallas Cowboys, earning a near-perfect passer rating.

If we ranked the NFC's best quarterbacks, Love's name would sit near the top. Just don't tell the Pro Bowl voters.

Baker Mayfield, Geno Smith make Pro Bowl ahead of Packers' Jordan Love

Brock Purdy, Dak Prescott, and Matthew Stafford were the three Pro Bowl quarterbacks in the NFC. An argument could be made for Love ahead of Stafford, but we have to factor in Love's struggles early in the season.

However, they all pulled out of the Pro Bowl, creating three new openings for the NFC team.

Astonishingly, Love wasn't among the alternates. Instead, Jalen Hurts, Baker Mayfield, and Geno Smith are heading to the Pro Bowl. Excuse me? Love wasn't a top-six NFC quarterback this season? Let's review the numbers.

  • Jordan Love: 64.2 completion percentage, 4,159 yards, 32 TDs, 11 INTs, 96.1 rating, 4 rushing TDs
  • Jalen Hurts: 65.4 completion percentage, 3,858 yards, 23 TDs, 15 INTs, 89.1 rating, 15 rushing TDs
  • Baker Mayfield: 64.3 completion percentage, 4,044 yards, 28 TDs, 10 INTs, 94.6 rating, 1 rushing TD
  • Geno Smith: 64.7 completion percentage, 3,624 yards, 20 TDs, 9 INTs, 92.1 rating, 1 rushing TD

A case can be made for Hurts making the Pro Bowl ahead of Love. While Love's passing numbers are better, Hurts rushed for 15 touchdowns.

But there's no argument for Mayfield or Smith. They each had an almost identical completion percentage, but Love had the advantage in passing yards, a huge lead in passing and rushing touchdowns, and earned a higher passer rating.

And that's even with his slow start to the season.

Love finished seventh in the NFL for passing yards, second in passing touchdowns, and 12th in passer rating. But apparently, he didn't do enough to make the Pro Bowl, even as one of the three alternates.

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