On Tuesday evening, the NFL revealed the list of 2020 Pro Bowl players. For the third consecutive season, Calais Campbell was among them. Campbell's 6.5 sacks aren't all that impressive, but his ability to stop the run remains elite. Campbell is certainly a deserving player.
But several Jaguars deserved to be there even more than the Mayor of Sacksonville. YES, I know the Jaguars are a small market team that struggles to get players into the Pro Bowl. But that doesn't change the fact that Josh Lambo, Logan Cooke, DJ Chark, Josh Allen, and Leonard Fournette all deserve to be in the NFL's annual All-Star game.
Lambo is the most accurate kicker in football and has been ever since joining the Jaguars back in 2017. He's making a league-best 96.6% of his field goals in 2019. Lambo is the first alternate at kicker.
Logan Cooke has the third-highest net punting average in football and the best mark in the AFC. He's been the AFC's best and most consistent punter in 2019. He's the third alternate at punter.
DJ Chark is tied for the AFC lead in receiving touchdowns. He's been a downfield force and has developed greatly in his second season. Chark's 73.5 receiving yards per game this year ranks third in the AFC. He's the third alternate at wide receiver.
Leonard Fournette is second in the AFC in scrimmage yards, trailing only Nick Chubb. Despite facing loaded boxes, Fournette has turned a corner in his third year and become a workhorse dual-threat back. He's the second alternate at running back.
Rookie defensive end Josh Allen has registered ten sacks already in 2019. He's tied for third in the AFC with sacks, behind only TJ Watt and Joey Bosa. Allen has also been a force against the run, with 39 total tackles. He's the second alternate at defensive end.
There usually aren't so many deserving Jaguars when it comes to the Pro Bowl, but this 2019 squad —despite being one of the worst teams in football — has a handful of players that have earned it.
The good news here is that several of these players could still get in. A litany of guys drop out of the Pro Bowl every year, so Josh Lambo, Leonard Fournette, and Josh Allen all have decent chances of making the Pro Bowl as first and second alternates. Logan Cooke and DJ Chark will need to see several players at their respective positions drop out.
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