Jerome Felton Has Been Named a Pro Bowl Alternate
By Dan Zinski
It’s safe to say Viking fans were a little upset when the Pro Bowl rosters were announced and not one single Viking was deemed good enough to make the NFC squad.
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No Harrison Smith. No Everson Griffen. No Anthony Barr.
With no players on the roster, the Vikings’ only shot to be represented on the field at the Pro Bowl will have to come via an alternate. Today we learned that there is one Viking listed as an alternate.
And that Viking is fullback Jerome Felton.
Here’s where we come to the somewhat uncomfortable part of this whole Pro Bowl equation.
The NFC fullback as of today is John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers. But Kuhn would have to be pulled from the Pro Bowl if the Packers make the Super Bowl.
So that means if Jerome Felton wants to go to the Pro Bowl, his best shot is for the Packers to win the NFC Championship and play in the Super Bowl.
Obviously Kuhn could still drop out due to injury, but what are the chances of John Kuhn actually getting hurt?
The clearest path for Felton to make the Pro Bowl is if Kuhn and the Packers go to the big game.
So Viking fans, there’s your dilemma: Do you root for the Packers to make the Super Bowl just so Jerome Felton can get in the Pro Bowl?
To me it’s a no-brainer. No way am I rooting for the Packers. If the Packers missing the Super Bowl means no Vikings in the Pro Bowl? That’s just fine by me.
Jerome Felton seems like a nice guy but I’d rather see John Kuhn in the Pro Bowl. Cause it will mean the Packers missed the Super Bowl.