Earlier today, the NFL announced that Tyler Huntley is replacing Josh Allen in this year’s Pro Bowl.
Whenever an alternate like this is announced, it is typically met with scrutiny, as the process for choosing alternates seems arbitrary, at least to fans.
After the announcement, fans have been banging the table for Jacoby Brissett, as they believe him to be a much more worthy alternate.
Jacoby Brissett getting disrespected by the NFL. pic.twitter.com/ZI5dpdtZGq
— Bettor Sports Network (@bettornetwork) January 31, 2023
During the regular season, Brissett threw for almost 2,000 more yards than Huntley, along with ten more touchdowns.
Why Huntley was selected is a question that many NFL fans are demanding an answer to.
I'm assuming a decent amount of AFC QBs said no before Huntley accepted, which is why Huntley ultimately got the nod. I hope that Jacoby Brissett was approached before Huntley, because he was far more effective during his games for the #Browns. https://t.co/9yc11GkBAM
— Adam Copeland (@exiledclevelndr) January 31, 2023
This fan brings up an interesting point.
While many are angry with the result of Huntley’s selection as the alternate, there is an additional nuance to this situation that hasn’t been considered.
Perhaps, Brissett was selected, but he respectfully declined, which is why Huntley got the nod.
We’re not necessarily saying that this happened, but, it is a definite possibility.
AFC QBs statistically better than Tyler Huntley this year:
A one legged Lamar Jackson https://t.co/RiU54u0Ebp
— Albie Shore (@Mr_AlbieShore) January 31, 2023
Now, it’s not just Brissett that got snubbed.
As the above tweet mentions, 13 quarterbacks had a better season than Huntley, at least from a statistical angle.
Yet, Huntley was chosen for the Pro Bowl.
Sure, Brissett was assuredly snubbed, but the fact that 13 different, arguably better quarterbacks than Huntley were passed over is something that fans won’t soon forget.
With this drama aside for a moment, the NFL has made marked strides toward improving the Pro Bowl.
Whether Brissett partakes in the festivities or not, the Pro Bowl could be watchable for the first time in many years.NEXT: Browns HC Supports An Open Air Stadium