Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will join teammates Bobby Wagner and Michael Dickson as the team’s third Pro Bowl selection.
According to Seattle’s social media account, Wilson will return to the Pro Bowl for a sixth time in seven seasons, replacing injured Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the NFC roster. While subject to change, he’ll currently be the third quarterback on the depth chart behind Drew Brees of the Saints and Jared Goff of the Rams.
Playing in his first season under a new offensive coordinator since 2012, Wilson thrived in Brian Schottenheimer’s run-heavy scheme, throwing a career-high 35 touchdown passes and posted the best quarterback rating (110.9) of his career. He also finished second behind Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs in touchdown percentage, throwing a touchdown on 8.2 percent of his passes this season.
Additionally, Wilson continued to be a weapon with his legs, rushing for 376 yards and averaging 5.6 yards per carry.
The Seahawks could have additional Pro Bowlers named to the team at a later date, as players from other teams will continue to drop out due to injury and other players competing in the Super Bowl will have to be replaced on the roster as well. Aside from Wilson, running back Chris Carson, defensive end Frank Clark, receiver Tyler Lockett, safety Bradley McDougald, linebacker K.J. Wright, and guard J.R. Sweezy were named as alternates last month.
This year’s Pro Bowl will be played on January 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.