The following Patriots have made the official Pro Bowl team:
Quarterback Tom Brady
Tight End Rob Gronkowski
Defensive End Chandler Jones
Linebacker Jamie Collins
Cornerback Malcolm Butler
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Special Teamer Matthew Slater
Congratulations to the New England Patriots Pro Bowlers!
All of these players are greatly deserving. Collins still made the squad after missing time, but fellow linebacker Dont'a Hightower didn't receive the same benefit. Injuries definitely impacted the Patriots players that didn't make the team, like wide receiver Julian Edelman, although safety Devin McCourty was a healthy snub.
The Patriots led a few other positions in the special team fan votes, like returner Danny Amendola, punter Ryan Allen, center David Andrews (!), and tackle Sebastian Vollmer.
Jones, Collins, and Butler could all see big paydays from the Patriots over this offseason, so these accolades will certainly help their negotiation.
Hopefully the Patriots will be in the Super Bowl and will be unavailable to participate.