As the NFL regular season draws to a close, postseason accolades are on the horizon and Wednesday night the league announced its Pro Bowl rosters for the AFC and NFC.
LSU is once again well represented with three former Tigers being voted as some of the game’s very best: Cincy’s Ja’Marr Chase, Baltimore’s Patrick Queen, and Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.
Chase has been a Pro Bowler in each of his first three seasons as a pro. While he hasn’t had Joe Burrow throwing him the ball for a good chunk of the season, Chase is still one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. He leads the Bengals in yards (1,197) and touchdowns (7).
Patrick Queen is a Pro Bowler for the very first time in his career and look how much it means to him!
"I've got some news for you..." pic.twitter.com/4yvnEhxcHk— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 4, 2024
Hopefully Queen won’t actually play in the game because I’m keeping my fingers crossed for him that the Ravens make the Super Bowl and he’ll be swapped out. Queen has 78 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and has a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and an interception to his name. The Ravens have the No. 1 seed for the AFC Playoffs locked down so they’ll have a bye for the Wildcard Round, host in the Divisional Round and hopefully host the AFC Championship Game.
It might surprise you to hear this, but Danielle Hunter is now a four-time Pro Bowl selection, though this is the first time he was voted in as a starter.
Hunter’s enjoying the best season of his professional career as he has career-highs in tackles (77), sacks (15.), and TFLs (21) which is also the most in the entire NFL. He’s been a bright spot on a largely frustrating Minnesota season and is poised to enter free agency for the first time. If Minnesota won’t pay him, some one else will and he’ll be paid handsomely.