Four Redskins Make the Pro Bowl

Four Washington Redskins players were named to the NFL Pro Bowl.  Two of those four players come from the Redskins offensive line.  Those four are:  OT Trent Williams, TE Jordan Reed, OG Brandon Scherff, and LB Ryan Kerrigan.

This is the fifth consecutive selection for OT Trent Williams.  Williams is and has been highly regarded as the best left tackle in football.  His selection comes despite being suspended for four games this season.  The offensive line as a while is third in the NFL in sacks allowed.  Williams is big part of that success.  Additionally, his selection makes him the third player in franchise history to be named to the NFL Pro Bowl five times.  He joins Safety Ken Houston and LB Chris Hanburger with that distinction.

TE Jordan Reed has been named to his first Pro Bowl.  Reed has battled injuries all season, first a concussion, and most recently, a painful shoulder ailment.  Despite only starting 8 games this season, Reed has caught 61 passes for 646 yards and 5 TDs.  When healthy, Reed is one of the best, if not the best, tight end in the game.  He gets in position to score and quite frankly is one of the best tight ends in gaining yards after the catch.  Redskins fans can only dream of how good Jordan Reed can be if he could manage to stay healthy and play a full slate of games.

In just his second NFL season, OG Brandon Scherff has been selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl.  Scherff has quickly gained the reputation of being the one of the best right guards in the NFL.  Originally drafted to be a right tackle, the Redskins plugged Scherff into a high need at right guard and they haven’;t looked back, as Scherff has become dominant at the position.  Since his selection as the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Scherff has not missed a game, starting an all 30 NFL games.  Washington lands two offensive lineman in the Pro Bowl for the first time since 1991.

LB Ryan Kerrigan was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career.  Kerrigan has had a solid season, becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to record 10 sacks in multiple season.  So far this season, Kerrigan has racked up 11 sacks, which is the fifth most in the NFL, and forced two fumbles.   Kerrigan is one of just a few players on an extremely awful defense that has produced at a high level.

QB Kirk Cousins and CB Josh Norman were named alternates tot he Pro Bowl.  Additionally, WR Jamison Crowder was named an alternate as a punt returner, despite leading the NFL in punt return average at 13.1 yard per return.