I’ve mentioned a time or two in recent weeks that former Jags G.M. Gene Smith picked punter Bryan Anger five spots before the Seahawks selected quarterback Russell Wilson.
Smith has now gotten a little vindication. Sort of. Kind of. OK, not really.
Anger received one All-Pro vote. Wilson, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III received none, combined.
It’s worth a quick mention, but it really means nothing. The 50 voters select one quarterback each. Though the three big-name rookies were among the best first-year quarterbacks ever, no one would view any of them as the very best in a league that features Peyton Manning (43 votes), Aaron Rodgers (four), and Tom Brady (three).
In contrast, Anger was one of seven punters whom the various voters listed, in a category with few obvious, off-the-page winners.
Also, Anger is also the only Jacksonville player to get a vote. Which doesn’t bode well for the short-term future of the franchise.