Washington Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins to replace Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers in Pro Bowl

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LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins passes the ball against the New York Giants in the second quarter at FedExField on January 1, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass in the second half against De'Vondre Campbell #59 of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins will replace Green Bay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers in the Pro Bowl, the Redskins announced Monday, January 23rd. 

According to the Redskins, Cousins was one of three Redskins to be named an alternate along with returner Jamison Crowder and cornerbackJosh Norman.

Redskins’ tackle Trent Williams, guard Brandon Scherff, tight end Jordan Reed and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan were selected to the Pro Bowl, although only Williams out of the group will head to Orlando this week, the Redskins said.

With the addition of Cousins, the Redskins have now had five different players earn Pro Bowl selections in a single season for the first time since 2012.

He is also the first Washington quarterback to earn a Pro Bowl nod since Brad Johnson in 1999, the Redskins said.

Cousins once again set records for the Redskins in his second season as the team’s full-time starting quarterback, as the Michigan State product finished the year with 4,917 yards – 15th most in NFL history — and 25 touchdowns along with 12 interceptions. He also compiled a season passer rating of 97.2.

He finished the season with team single-season records in attempts (606), completions (404) and passing yards along with matching his own team record for 300-yard passing games with seven.

The Pro Bowl will take place Sunday, January 29th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

3 comments

  • premadonna at it's finest...

    So why did Rodgers back out? Was the poor sportsmanship he showed in the game against Atlanta still eating away at him? He should have been given a 2nd personal foul and ejected in the 3rd quarter.

    • Steve Zold

      He’s a sore loser. One last minute throw wasn’t going to get him out of that beat down atlanta gave him. Just showing his true colors.

    • Haters at their finest...

      Or maybe it’s because the pro bowl is a joke? Much like your posts? People will look for any reason to dislike a great player, usually because their team doesn’t have him. If you had a guy like rodgers, who dealt with lingering injuries the last three years, would you want him to play in a meaningless game. How about the countless college players who sit out bowl games and the senior bowl? Is every single one of those guys a sore loser and a *prima donna as well? No, they are just smart enough not to subject themselves to pointless injury.

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