Even if it isn’t much fun or exciting to watch anymore, it’s still an honor being named to the Pro Bowl, and the Falcons will have two players representing them the week before the Super Bowl. Julio Jones is heading there for the seventh time, and Grady Jarrett will finally be going to his first.
Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett have been selected to the #ProBowl!
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— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 18, 2019
Grady has been snubbed for quite some time now, and his 5.5 sacks, 10 TFL, and 2 Forced Fumbles were enough to get him the nod this season. He also leads the league in run stuffs, which are tackles that result in no gain or a loss, according to Next Gen Stats. It was an absolute crying shame he was left off the roster last year, but it’s good to see him finally get some recognition outside of Atlanta. Jarrett will be a reserve behind starters Aaron Donald and Fletcher Cox.
I’m sure by now Julio Jones has his TSA PreCheck ready to go. This will be his 7th trip to Orlando/Hawaii. It’s been more of the same for him this season, just the casual 1,150 yards and six scores.
Something else worth noting, Austin Hooper was named an alternate this season. I think he would have made it if he hadn’t missed three games, but with Kittle being playoff-bound, Hoop has an outside shot of being added to the roster in the coming weeks.