With the rash of players bailing on the Pro Bowl for competitive or “injury” reasons, the reach is expanding for guys who had functional seasons or seem interested in going to the game.
And at quarterback, we’re getting down to guys who had good seasons, if not great ones.
The Bills announced that quarterback Tyrod Taylor and center Eric Wood were going to Hawaii, replacing Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and center Ryan Kalil.
Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger have already begged out of the all-star game this weekend, replaced by Derek Carr and Eli Manning.
Tom Brady, Carson Palmer and Russell Wilson were the three original picks who haven’t been replaced yet.
Taylor didn’t even have a starting job when camp opened, but won the job amid dubious competition and then played efficiently. He only threw six interceptions all year, and was seventh in the league in passer rating.