Patriots guard Logan Mankins has had a great half-season since first taking the field in November following a lengthy contract dispute. But is playing well for eight games enough to merit a Pro Bowl selection?
For the voters who chose this year’s AFC Pro Bowl roster, it was. But Mankins admits he finds it surprising that he was selected.
“It happens,” Mankins said. “I didn’t vote for myself, so I don’t know who did.”
Players can’t vote for themselves in the Pro Bowl, but the people who did apparently thought half a season of Mankins was better than a full season of just about any other guard in the NFL.