Back in 2015 – the NY Jets' last winning season – the team sent five players to the Pro Bowl. The five being cornerback Darelle Revis, center Nick Mangold, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, and running back Chris Ivory.
Since then, only four players have represented the Jets at the annual event.
The four players were defensive lineman Leonard Williams (2016), kicker Jason Myers (2018), return specialist Andre Roberts (2018), and safety Jamal Adams (2018, 2019). Taking a look at them now, they all have one thing in common.
They no longer play for the Jets.
As the Jets have spent the last few seasons rebuilding, they have been forced to part ways with their top talent, whether through free agency or via trade.
And as hard as it has been for fans to watch, the time has come for Gang Green to capitalize on their new faces by sending them to the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl.
While odds may be against the Jets to send seven players like the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, or Baltimore Ravens did in 2020, there are a few who could make it in their own right this season.
So, which NY Jets have a strong chance of making the Pro Bowl in 2021? Let’s take a look.
Yes, it would be cool to see Zach Wilson make it his rookie season. Just it is highly unlikely.
Simply take a look at 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert. Despite his 36 total touchdowns to 10 interceptions to go with a completion percentage of 66.6 on his way to 4,336 passing yards, he did not play in the Pro Bowl.
Again, as awesome as it would be to see a Jets quarterback, let alone a rookie quarterback in the Pro Bowl, Wilson is a long shot.