Back when the Pro Bowl rosters were announced in December, Packers center Jeff Saturday said that he wished he could give his spot on the NFC team to teammate Josh Sitton.
Such things aren’t permitted, even in the case of picks like Saturday that were mistakes by voters in the first place, but Sitton has found his way to Hawaii anyway. With the 49ers advancing to the Super Bowl on Sunday, guard Mike Iupati has to forfeit his spot in the Pro Bowl and Sitton was the highest ranking alternate.
It’s the first trip to the Pro Bowl for Sitton, who will have pleny of familiar faces welcoming him to the Aloha State. Saturday’s going to be there, obviously, and the Packers coaching staff will be in charge of things for the NFC. Two other Packers — quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews — will be skipping the game to heal up from the long season.