Russell Wilson isn’t the only rookie quarterback going to the Pro Bowl.
The Colts have announced that rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has been selected to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in place of Tom Brady, who is out with an injury. There’s no word on the nature of Brady’s injury, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if the Patriots had beaten the Ravens on Sunday, this injury would not have kept Brady out of the Super Bowl.
Luck’s Pro Bowl honor comes after a season in which he set the rookie records for passing yards (4,374), pass attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six).
Wilson was named to the Pro Bowl today in place of the injured Matt Ryan. Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III was also named to the Pro Bowl but will not play. Some day, Luck, Wilson and Griffin will be grizzled veterans like Brady who have been to so many Pro Bowls that they no longer care. For now, watching Wilson and Luck — two young players who will be genuinely happy to be there — will be the best reason to watch the Pro Bowl. Maybe the only reason to watch the Pro Bowl.