2. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets
It was never going to be easy for a Jets offensive player to make the Pro Bowl. The stink of the entire Jets' offense has been unavoidable this season, but Breece Hall has every reason to be upset about his lack of recognition.
Hall was named a fifth alternate for the Pro Bowl, suggesting that there are eight AFC running backs better than the 2022 second-round pick. There isn't a world where that's the case.
Hall currently ranks top-10 among all players in the entire NFL in scrimmage yards with just shy of 1,400. He's averaging 4.4 yards per carry and leads all running backs in receiving yards.
Derrick Henry made the Pro Bowl, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Joe Mixon is the first AFC alternate, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Reputation is the only thing carrying those guys over Hall, who has objectively had much better seasons than most of the players in front of him.
1. Quincy Williams, LB, NY Jets
This one just doesn't make any sense. If there is any player on the Jets' roster who seemed like a lock for the Pro Bowl this season, it was Quincy Williams.
Williams had the gaudy box-score numbers, the flashy highlight plays, and the analytics to support the fact that he's been one of the best linebackers (and overall defensive players) in the NFL this season.
Williams trails only teammate C.J. Mosley among qualified linebackers in PFF coverage grade. Throw in a team-leading 131 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10 pass deflections, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception, and it's puzzling how Williams didn't receive the nod.
Not only did someone like Patrick Queen make it instead, but Williams is the fifth alternate for the AFC despite leading all linebackers in fan voting. Mosley is a third alternate, for reference.
Quincy Williams is very likely on his way to an All-Pro season, which should probably tell you all you need to know about the Pro Bowl at this stage. It means nothing.