Two players on the New England Patriots have been selected to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. Quarterback Tom Brady and cornerback Stephon Gilmore will represent the team on Sunday, January 27th, 2019, unless the team is playing in the Super Bowl or either player opts out.
Brady’s selection is the 14th of his career and 10th consecutive. He joins Tony Gonzalez, Peyton Manning, Bruce Matthews, and Merlin Olsen as the only players with 14 Pro Bowl berths.
This is Gilmore’s 2nd selection of his career (2016) and he is in the midst of his best season in the NFL. Gilmore is arguably the best cornerback in the entire league and he deserves the praise.
The two selections for the Patriots is a low mark for a team that sent four in 2017, four in 2016, seven in 2015, and five in 2014. The last time the Patriots had so few Pro Bowl selections was in 2008, when it was only Stephen Gostkowski and Wes Welker.
Congratulations to Brady and Gilmore on their great distinction!
Do you think any Patriots player was left off that should have gone? I think there’s a fair argument for either Trey Flowers or Lawrence Guy, and definitely one for Shaq Mason.