Tyrod Taylor, Trevor Siemian pass on Pro Bowl due to injuries

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The three quarterbacks selected for the Pro Bowl in the AFC were Tom Brady, Derek Carr and Ben Roethlisberger, but none of them are going to be in Orlando.

Brady’s going to the Super Bowl, Carr is recovering from a fractured fibula and Roethlisberger has opted out of the game. Andy Dalton and Alex Smith are in as replacements, but a third is getting hard to find. Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill were injured to end the year and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck just had shoulder surgery.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor turned down an invite after groin surgery and Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has done the same after a shoulder operation of his own.

“When I first heard about it, I thought they must know I’m originally from Orlando and it would be easy to plug me in for the game,” Siemian said, via KUSA. “But obviously, it was really cool and a huge honor. It would have been cool to play with everyone I respect, especially our own guys who are going to be there. It was still an awesome honor.”

The other regular starting AFC quarterbacks that haven’t been mentioned are Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco, Blake Bortles, Brock Osweiler, Ryan Fitzpatrick and whichever Browns quarterback you’d like to include. Rivers and Flacco had the best years of that group, but the label Pro Bowl quarterback is getting stretched pretty far in the AFC.

31 responses to “Tyrod Taylor, Trevor Siemian pass on Pro Bowl due to injuries

  1. So what you’re saying is they’re basically looking for anyone with a pulse who has a free weekend coming up and wants a free trip Orlando, got it.

  2. Imagine a world where Trevor Siemian turns down the Pro Bowl…

    …this is the world we live in.

  3. Please, please please, let it be Brock Osweiler….

    Would love to see everyone’s head explode if that happened.

  4. “The other regular starting AFC quarterbacks that haven’t been mentioned are Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco, Blake Bortles, Brock Osweiler, Ryan Fitzpatrick and whichever Browns quarterback you’d like to include.”

    Ryan Fitzpatrick? Now I have heard everything!!

  5. Honest question. If Taylor wanted to play in it and got hurt or even nicked, his contract would become guaranteed, right? The team can hold him out of a real game but they couldn’t stop him from the pro bowl I’m guessing.

  6. Tyrod Taylor and Trevor Siemian were selected and actually turned it down!

    This HAS to be the end of the Pro Bowl, if not the world.

    WTF?

  7. Stopped watching years ago. Nothing to see. Make a list, announce it, applaud then move on to baseball. Geeze…

  8. So they’re looking at the 10th AFC quarterback to go to the pro bowl, and there are only 16 AFC teams.

    Does the NFL really believe they can call the 10th choice a “pro bowler”?

    The pro bowl is just ridiculous anymore. It’s a game where the alternate to the alternate to the alternate to the alternate to the alternate of the of the starter is the on the roster. You can’t make this up.

  9. I know Philip Rivers threw a lot of interceptions this year but he also had 4,386 yards and 33 touchdowns. Given that players are usually chosen based on reputation, you’d think he would have been asked before…Trevor Siemian?

  10. hehateme2 says:
    Jan 24, 2017 1:48 PM
    Matt Moore is better than both of these clowns….and he’s a backup!
    _________________________________________
    No, I would say you are the clown if you think Matt Moore is better than Taylor. Is this JoeToronto’s 6th ID?

  11. In fairness, Siemien had already had the surgery a while ago, so he didn’t have much choice in turning it down.

    Still, if he’s getting an invite, they’re scraping the bottom of the barrell. Kid didn’t play bad, but wasn’t anywhere near what would be considered Pro Bowl level outside of maybe the Cincinnati game.

    They need to scrap the game as a whole, and in it’s place, make it a skills competition for each of the position groups for players voted in. Sort of like the combine, but with all-stars. Far less risk of injury, but the NFL would still get a competition and some TV time, and it could revitalize interest from both fans and the players in Pro Bowl Weekend.

  12. Junk this format.

    Have a pro bowl of NFL cheerleaders. Bring back the lingerie flag football game………………blond locks flowing, two hands below the waist, athletic bodies bouncing. That I would watch!

  13. At what point will the NFL stop nabbing replacements as Pro Bowlers. They’re fill-ins. I get it if you’re the first replacement but when we’re talking about the 10th best quarterback in the AFC who could be Phillip Rivers(who lead the league in INT) or JOE FLACCO?? Give me a break.

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