Tyler Huntley is indeed the fourth alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl

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Yes, Virginia, Tyler Huntley is the fourth alternate AFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

PFT has confirmed the accuracy of the report that Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley finished seventh among all AFC quarterbacks, making him the fourth alternate on the roster for a game that won’t actually be played.

So how did it happen? We suggested that there may have been an effort to stuff the ballot box, via fan voting. A league source with knowledge of the voting dynamics has suggested a different theory.

Coaching staffs vote collectively, for three quarterbacks. Players vote individually, also for three quarterbacks. As the source explained it, players who want to support their own quarterback will vote for him and for two other obscure candidates, instead of voting for two other viable contenders.

For example, Dolphins players who wanted to boost Tua Tagovailoa onto the Pro Bowl roster could have voted for Huntley as one of the other two quarterbacks, instead of voting for a true competitor to Tua.

“All it would take is a bunch of defensive players from other teams voting for Huntley to help their quarterback,” the source observed.

Regardless, and with all due respect to Huntley, the outcome shows what a farce the entire process is. Huntley didn’t even play until December. He has appeared in three games. He has no business being the fourth or the fourteenth alternate.

And, as explained earlier, any effort by those who simply pass along raw information without context or scrutiny in order to bootstrap the development into a projection of a massive payday for Huntley is gratuitous to the point of goofy.

13 responses to “Tyler Huntley is indeed the fourth alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl

  1. Who cares about these all star games anyway? I never watch one minute of these games. The best thing about baseball’s is the HR derby; basketball’s the 3 point and dunk contests. People are complaining about the Christmas day matchups or bad Thursday matchups. I will watch any junk matchup over any all star game any time.

  2. Sounds like some other votings I’ve seen over the last 2-3 years in various races across our country

  3. Coaches, players and fans are not forced to vote for more than one player in a specific category so this explanation makes no sense. They could just vote for their QB and no other.

  4. That ought to be enough for Patriots fans to cool it about Mac Jones being a “pro bowler”.

    I LOLed at his griddy so I’m glad he went anyway.

  5. Tua had a 2 game stretch with some bad numbers, but absolutely deserved his Voting status. While this (useless) whole thing is a reputation and popularity contest; it is really hard to say he should be ahead of Mahommes, Allen and Burrow.

  6. The Pro Bowl has sucked since the early 90’s when the players wanted to go to Hawaii, Now they could care less for the most part theyre entiled babies. The kid from Washington was a rare exception to the rule.

  7. Yeah. Player and fan voting have turned this into a farce. It was fun when they played and actually tried. But that was at least 30 years ago.

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