Brian O’Neill replaces Tristan Wirfs in Pro Bowl

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The Vikings will have another representative in Las Vegas next weekend.

Offensive tackle Brian O'Neill is replacing Buccaneers offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs for the Pro Bowl.

Wirfs suffered an ankle injury during Tampa Bay’s wild card victory over the Eagles.

In his fourth full season, O’Neill started all 17 games for Minnesota at right tackle and played every offensive snap for the club this year. He signed a five-year, $92.5 million extension just before the start of the regular season.

The Vikings now have four Pro Bowl players, as O’Neill joins running back Dalvin Cook, receiver Justin Jefferson, and safety Harrison Smith.

3 responses to “Brian O’Neill replaces Tristan Wirfs in Pro Bowl

  1. It’s incredible O’Neil looks so good considering he spends half his time blocking the guy who blows by right guard Olisaemeka Udoh in addition to his own man.

  2. Rick Spielman has swung and missed on a few offensive linemen but O’Neill was a big hit. He was a late second-round pick that no one had really heard of and we all assumed he was a reach because all the “good” offensive linemen were already gone. He was considered a project but stepped in his rookie year and did a good job from the beginning. He really is one of the best right tackles in the game now.

    Rick had a little magic left in that old top hat he found when he picked O’Neill.

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