For the first time in several years, the NFL has made several changes to the layout of the Pro Bowl, to encourage more player involvement.
However, the merits of making it to the Pro Bowl have been called into question as of late.
Congratulations to Tyler Huntley for making the Pro Bowl after a season in which he started four games and passed for 658 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
And congratulations to the NFL for making the Pro Bowl even more of a joke. https://t.co/NBkO7Mz9wC
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) January 31, 2023
When the initial list of Pro Bowlers was introduced, many players were dubbed as “snubs” for this game.
As Michael David Smith highlights above, Tyler Huntley was the fourth quarterback alternate for this game.
Due to many players being hurt, along with participating in the Super Bowl, Huntley was added to the festivities.
As one might imagine, this sparked an instant outcry among NFL fans.
Many fans are looking forward to a new style of Pro Bowl games and activities, but there seems to be a disconnect between the league and the fans, at least on the decision to put Huntley in as an alternate.
Huntley is a career backup and doesn’t have the name recognition of other quarterbacks not participating.
In Lamar Jackson‘s absence, Huntley played average, and closed the season with a first-round playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
While Huntley is a serviceable backup, the Ravens truly realized what they had in Jackson when Huntley was on the field.
Jackson’s contract is a giant proverbial elephant in the Ravens organization.
Will he get re-signed by the team for 2023 and beyond?
Or, will the fact that his contract has yet to be signed end up as a dealbreaker, causing him to walk away from the Ravens?NEXT: Tyler Huntley Receives A Surprising Honor