Free agency in 2018 produced no Pro Bowl starters

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If you’re expecting your favorite team to sign some Pro Bowl players in free agency next month, you may need to lower your expectations.

Not a single player who changed teams in free agency last year ended up starting in the Pro Bowl for his new team.

Via Andrew Siciliano of NFL Media, only four players who changed teams in free agency made the Pro Bowl at all: Chargers center Mike Pouncey, Colts tight end Eric Ebron, Jets return man Andre Roberts and Giants special teamer Michael Thomas. None of them were Pro Bowl starters.

So while plenty of good football players will move from one team to another next month, they won’t necessarily have the kind of impact that fans are hoping for. The NFL’s biggest stars rarely change teams in their primes, and often the biggest names in free agency turn out not to have quite as big an impact as fans had hoped.

12 responses to “Free agency in 2018 produced no Pro Bowl starters

  1. “Kirk Cousins should have been in the Pro Bowl. Elite stats. Elite player.”
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    Decent stats. Not an elite player. Can’t win when it counts.

  2. Demario Davis played as well as any LB in the league last year and at least deserved an alternate spot.

  3. tinye67 says:
    February 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm
    “Kirk Cousins should have been in the Pro Bowl. Elite stats. Elite player.”
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    Decent stats. Not an elite player. Can’t win when it counts.

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    I’m a Bears fan and he should have been there over Mitch.

  4. shaggytoodle says:
    February 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Adrian Peterson and Randy Moss had elite stats, as well, how many Superbowl wins do they have to show for it?
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    Are you seriously knocking individuals for not getting a team accomplishment? Jerry Rice was the greatest WR of all-time and has 4 championships & Emmitt Smith won 3 super bowls as an elite talent, but both had loaded, elite teams. Peterson never had that in his prime. Moss was always a “me first” player but still could’ve won a super bowl with the Patriots when they lost 17-14 after being undefeated going into the game. Dan Marino was better than most super bowl winning QBs, it’s not his fault his team couldn’t run the ball or play defense.

  5. “Kirk Cousins should have been in the Pro Bowl. Elite stats. Elite player.”
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    Kirk Cousins and elite should not be used in the same sentence! Cheap stats don’t make a football player… Kirk Cousins signing will cost the jobs not only of the OC but the HC and GM. Kirk Cousins signing will set the Vikings back 5 years because of the improvement of the Bears. The Vikings will be the worst team in the NFC North… Kirk Cousins cost the Vikings 5 wins last season ans it not going to get any better.

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