4. Thomas Morstead, P, NY Jets
Thomas Morstead finished first among all AFC punters in Pro Bowl voting this year, but it wasn't enough to earn him an elusive Pro Bowl nod for the first time in over a decade.
Morstead finished second behind A.J. Cole of the Las Vegas Raiders and will be the AFC's first alternate Pro Bowl punter. If Cole opted not to make the trip to Orlando, Morstead would take his place.
Still, it's hard not to feel like the longtime New Orleans Saints punter wasn't snubbed. Morstead leads the NFL in both punts and punt yardage while posting his highest yards per punt average since his Pro Bowl 2012 campaign.
Cole is genuinely one of the best punters in the NFL, and it helps that he already has a stellar reputation, but it would've been nice to see Morstead get the nod after years of being snubbed.
3. Michael Carter II, CB, NY Jets
Michael Carter II is a victim of an archaic Pro Bowl system that doesn't differentiate between outside cornerbacks and nickel cornerbacks. As a result, Carter was competing with guys who don't even play the same position as him for a Pro Bowl spot.
That's why it should come as no surprise that the Jets' talented slot corner didn't make the team. It doesn't make it any less of a travesty, however.
Carter remains arguably the best nickel cornerback in the NFL. He ranks first in the NFL in slot yards allowed, second in passer rating allowed, and first in coverage snaps per reception.
The All-Pro teams have introduced a new slot cornerback position for the 2023-24 season. Here's to hoping the Pro Bowl does soon as well, so Carter can receive the recognition he deserves.