Dec. 2, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) on the bench against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Pro Bowl Primer

Tonight is the night the Pro Bowl teams are set to be announced. Many aren’t big fans of the game, but I am still. I find it fun to see the best players in the sport go up and down the field against each other. Is it realistic? No. But it’s fun. With the announcement set for tonight, let’s look at the Jets that should get consideration:

NICK MANGOLD- The man with the beard is a perennial participant in the Pro Bowl, and this year should be no different. Despite the transition from zone blocking to gap blocking, Mangold has been his old self, a consistent force despite the storm that has been taking his snaps.

D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON- Brick has had a very nice season as well, and deserves his rightful place in the Pro Bowl as well. After having a season that statistically, believe it or not, rivaled Wayne Hunter’s in 2012, he has come back to have a very solid season protecting the left side of the Jets’ offense.

BRANDON MOORE- Brandon is Mr. Consistency along the Jets’ offensive line, and deserves a look as well. He has been good, and Austin Howard has benefited greatly from having Brandon next to him. He deserves a shot too.

ANTONIO CROMARTIE- Antonio Cromartie has recorded 3 INTs in 2012, but as we all know, the mere stats don’t tell us why Antonio deserves a spot. He deserves a spot because he took over for Darrelle Revis, and did so admirably. Among others, he made Andre Johnson a non-factor when the Jets took on the Texans. He stepped up his game big-time, and he did so to a Pro Bowl level.

MUHAMMAD WILKERSON- Otherwise known to us as “BeastMo”. Here is a guy that is just beginning to show his potential, and is going to be great for years to come. He has recorded 5 sacks, including 3 in the last 4 games, 4 passes defended and 3 forced fumbles. He even has blocked a field goal. It is Mo’s time, send him to the Pro Bowl.

We will see how the rosters turn out later tonight.

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