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3 NY Jets named Pro Bowl alternates including Quinnen Williams

By Kristen Wong
NY Jets, Quinnen Williams
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NY Jets players can often go unappreciated for obvious reasons, but the NFL included three Jets as alternates on its 2022 Pro Bowl roster that was released on Wednesday.

C.J. Mosley (third alternate), Quinnen Williams (third alternate), and Braxton Berrios (first alternate) were included as the alternates for the league's annual all-star game.

While no Jets player made the actual roster, one of only six teams not to have any representatives, being named as an alternate still recognizes each of these three player's season accomplishments.

Jets team captain C.J. Mosley leads the team with 132 tackles, and his eight games of 10-plus tackles mark the most by a Jets player since 2005.

Mosley has been named to the Pro Bowl four times back when he played for the Baltimore Ravens, but his inclusion as just an "alternate" shouldn't be seen as a serious critique on his 2021 performance.

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Mosley's production has declined slightly since his time in Baltimore, but he's still been a productive member of a Jets' defense that, for many other reasons, has been especially beaten up this year.

Quinnen Williams, the No. 3 overall pick in 2019, has plenty of stats to show off his production in 2021: Williams is the team's co-leader in sacks (6) and quarterback hits (12), and he also ranks second in total pressures (22).

His Pro Bowl inclusion, though asterisked with "alternate," should be a nice addition to Williams' relatively short resume.

Finally, Braxton Berrios has flourished the most on special teams this season, averaging a single-season high 13.5 yards per punt return. As a versatile wide receiver, too, Berrios has caught 33 passes and two touchdowns.

Per the rules, Pro Bowl alternates can play in the game if the starters or backups decline the invitation, cannot play, or are on a team that advances to the Super Bowl.

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The three Jets players are respectively in different parts of their careers, but each equally deserve to be included in the Pro Bowl, even if they are just alternates.

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