The NFL Pro Bowl, a.k.a. the NFL popularity contest, is now open for voting. Now through December 12, any and all fans can cast votes for their favorite players to play in the All-Star game in Orlando, Florida.
The goal for 2019-2020 season is not the Pro Bowl but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote. Many of these Ravens are deserving of the Pro Bowl and getting their names out there.
How great it would feel to see a large sum of Ravens be nominated and yet still decline, due to playing the following week instead. Let’s all vote to get these guys honored for their play and production.
Ravens I would argue deserve the Pro Bowl nod:
- QB Lamar Jackson — He’s in the running for League MVP.
- RB Mark Ingram — There are some great running backs in the league right now but he’s an absolute dynamo. His production has set the tone for 2019 since his breakout run against the Miami Dolphins on the first play from scrimmage.
- FB Patrick Ricard — He’s been balling out as a fullback this season. He’s an important piece to this brilliant run game and should garner every vote ballot you submit.
- TE Mark Andrews — Andrews is a top five tight end in the league right now. Make him a lock by voting him in!
- TE Nick Boyle — The blocking by this man is incredible. Just like Ricard, he’s a vital cog to the vicious ground game. Also, he scored his first NFL touchdown against the Patriots!
- OT Ronnie Stanley — He is among the NFL’s best at left tackle. Some stats even describe him as THE best.
- OT Orlando Brown Jr. — Probably a bit biased here but I’ll keep stating it for those who need to hear it. The Baltimore Ravens are averaging 197.2 yards rushing per game.
- OG Marshal Yanda — The GOAT guard. Obviously.
- ILB Patrick Onwuasor — He has returned to the WILL position and thrived. He knocked the ball loose against the Patriots. He’s notched 2.0 sacks and continues to feast.
- OLB Matt Judon — The amount of pressures, QB hits and great play in the run game give Judon a nod for me. His high-octane motor and effort on any given play makes this an easy vote.
- CB Marlon Humphrey — He should be in the running for Defensive Player of the Year, quite honestly. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Humphrey forced a fumble on JuJu Smith-Schuster and recovered said fumble to bring the offense back on the field and secure the overtime victory. Against the Seahawks, he recovered an ugly fumble by D.K. Metcalf and took it 18-yards for the touchdown, sealing the victory on the road. The following week, he scooped up the Peanut punch from Onwuasor and sprinted it 70-yards for a critical touchdown against the undefeated Patriots.
- CB Marcus Peters — In his three games with the Ravens, Peters has scored on two interceptions, including an 89-yard pick six. He also scored a pick six in his first game with the Ravens, becoming the first player to intercept Russell Wilson this season.
- FS Earl Thomas III — Two interceptions (not including a third which was called back from a bogus penalty in which Tony Jefferson tore his ACL), and constant deep ball defense has been this GOATs bread-and-butter for nearly a decade. Get ETIII another nomination.
- SS Chuck Clark — I’m about it. The addition of Clark has been critical to their turnaround. He’s brilliant and technical. He makes plays and positions his fellow defenders into position. In only a handful of starts, he’s given life to the strong safety position. Biased? Maybe, but I see him deserving of the Pro Bowl for his instant playmaking and secure play.
- ST Anthony Levine Sr. — The two-time Super Bowl champion is a Special Teams Ace. On the field, “Co-Cap” leads the special teams unit and is referred to as an extra coach on the field. Former Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg said he should be the fourth member of, “The Wolfpack.”
- P Sam Koch — The king of the coffin corners. If he isn’t the best, he’s certainly worthy of the second vote.
- K Justin Tucker — The literal best kicker in NFL history. More accurate than any player, ever.
Get these men to the Pro Bowl but root for them to decline for the Super Bowl.