Russell Wilson asks Drew Brees to start in his place in the Pro Bowl

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Russell Wilson was chosen as the NFC’s Pro Bowl starting quarterback, but he’s stepping aside today.

Wilson has asked Drew Brees to start in his place in today’s Pro Bowl.

It was a classy move from the 31-year-old Wilson toward the 41-year-old Brees. Perhaps Wilson has some inside information about Brees’s retirement plans, but more likely Wilson just wanted to make a gesture for a player he’s long admired.

“Drew means the world to me,” Wilson said on the ESPN broadcast of the game. “I respect the game, and he does it better than anybody else.”

This is the sixth time Wilson has been selected to the Pro Bowl and the 13th time for Brees.

48 responses to “Russell Wilson asks Drew Brees to start in his place in the Pro Bowl

  1. Black Mamba…You may have played in LA but you became the Killer from your roots in Philly. You should be starting the next chapter in your life and now its gone. RIP

  2. jjfootball says:
    January 26, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Lamar Jackson can’t complete a pass unless the guys wide open!
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    You should get the word out to the MVP voters. I think Andrewws was blanketed on the TD. Sounds like more Lamar hate.

  3. As a Rams fan, I’m less than fond of Russell Wilson the Quarterback.

    But I’m a huge fan of Russell Wilson the person.

  4. While much of the media runs some players up a flag pole all Wilson does is quietly become one of the best QB in the league under the radar, without the media following. I guess he is so good it is boring. Just to make my point a few people voted Russel for MVP and those guys who voted for him got openly ridiculed.

  5. You can tell how thrilling the Pro Bowl must be by the number of posts PFT has made about it: 1.

  6. Class act? Wilson doesn’t want to take a chance on getting hurt in a meaningless game and jeopardizing that $35mil/yr!

  7. Pull the plug PFT. The Kobe hate in this thread is disgusting to witness. Schills for the NFL pro bowl have no honor the dead?

  8. briankcompton says:
    January 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm
    Pull the plug PFT. The Kobe hate in this thread is disgusting to witness. Schills for the NFL pro bowl have no honor the dead?
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    It’s one 🤡 spam-downvoting in incognito mode. Happens in every such topic here.

  9. Class act? Wilson doesn’t want to take a chance on getting hurt in a meaningless game and jeopardizing that $35mil/year

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    Did you watch that dime to Amari Cooper in the back of the endzone?

    Russell played second…he didn’t sit out.

    Why do people so often open their mouth and remove all doubt?

  10. RIP Kobe. As for Russell, might have been a really smart move in that the defensive starters are either replaced or tired by the time he got in. The Pro Bowl last year also comes to mind, reminder, Russell replaced Drew as the starter, went 5-8 with 68 yards, and took one very timely sack. So, letting Drew have the nod was the right thing for a few reasons.

  11. They can all excel in the pro bowl, while some underrated quarterback who has beaten Brees, Wilson, Rodgers and Cousins this season and who has been snubbed will go to the big dance instead.

  12. californianewton says:
    January 26, 2020 at 7:57 pm
    They can all excel in the pro bowl, while some underrated quarterback who has beaten Brees, Wilson, Rodgers and Cousins this season and who has been snubbed will go to the big dance instead
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    18 turnover Garoppolo?

  13. individualnumber2 says:
    January 26, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Lamar Jackson completes passes because his feet get guys wide open
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    Ok and? Brady completes passes because they are 5 yards. Whoopdie doo!

  14. Steve Cunningham says:
    January 26, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    Class act? Wilson doesn’t want to take a chance on getting hurt in a meaningless game and jeopardizing that $35mil/yr!
    +++
    You answered your question in your statement. The pro bowl isn’t what it used to be in the 70s and 80s.

    The extra money back then was worth it. Nowadays, not so much. So why risk it for the high profile, high salaried players?

    If your salary was dependant on your health, what would you do?

    My guess is stay healthy as much as possible. However, keep on wishing others get hurt while you work your desk job.

  15. It reminds me of the 2001 MLB All-Star game when A-Rod pushed Cal Ripkin Jr over to shortstop, and A-Rod took the 3rd base position in his place. Ripkin seemed confused at first, but the stadium let him know that he gets one last game at his original position.

    Sometimes the kids in sports know just the right thing to do for their idols.

  16. Does not cost him a single penny to do what he did and it makes him look good. Lots of benefits, zero cost. Why not?

  17. Looks like the window for a second Super Bowl ring is closing for both quarterbacks who are under 6 foot tall.

  18. nite2al says:
    January 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    jjfootball says:
    January 26, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Lamar Jackson can’t complete a pass unless the guys wide open!
    ___________________________

    You should get the word out to the MVP voters. I think Andrewws was blanketed on the TD. Sounds like more Lamar hate.

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    What is Lamar now….0-2 in the postseason Heck, he is young….he may just be the one to challenge Peyton’s record for 9 one-and-dones

  19. All I heard the last part of the season from the NFL experts is that the Seahawks couldn’t compete because all they have is RW. Not that I disagree with that, but they did because of him. No knock against Lamar but Baltimore is definitely a better team, therefore isnt RW the real MVP? I mean if that’s all the Seahawks had, he did pretty well wouldnt you say!

  20. “18 turnovers” plus 15 wins, 3 losses, snubbed by the pro bowl but a trip to the Super Bowl. I will take that over 12 wins, 6 losses and another annual trip to the pro bowl.

  21. “18 turnovers” plus 15 wins, 3 losses, snubbed by the pro bowl but a trip to the Super Bowl. I will take that over 12 wins, 6 losses and another annual trip to the pro bowl.

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    To win the Super bowl? Sure, I think most people would rather have that Super bowl ring than some personal accolade.

    But how are you going to feel if the chiefs win? The same? Doubt it…

    A Super bowl is the only thing garoppolo has a chance at this year anyway…only throwing seven passes last week it’s become quite clear that a pretty smart shanahan has recognized the keys to winning for his team are the running game, the defense… and lowering Jimmy’s chances of creating a turnover.

  22. californianewton says:
    January 27, 2020 at 4:06 am
    Looks like the window for a second Super Bowl ring is closing for both quarterbacks who are under 6 foot tall.

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    Wish harder.

  23. The 35 million dollar dude may consider buying a vacation home in the Orlando area, It is chump change for him, and he can enjoy the amenities when he makes his annual trip to the pro bowl, instead of the Super Bowl. Seattle pays him 35 million dollars to be a pro bowl quarterback who is not quite good enough to take his team to the Super Bowl. Frisco has a quarterback who is taking his team to the super Bowl but he cannot get enough votes to be named to the pro bowl. LOL

  24. californianewton says:
    January 27, 2020 at 11:58 am
    “18 turnovers” plus 15 wins, 3 losses, snubbed by the pro bowl but a trip to the Super Bowl. I will take that over 12 wins, 6 losses and another annual trip to the pro bowl
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    18 turnovers, 1 a game…

    I’d call him a game manager but he’s not even that.

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