Not good odds
These are good players who just aren’t having their best years. Add their struggles in with playing in a smaller market in Minnesota and you’ve got a formula for some players who are quite unlikely to be in the NFL’s version of the All-Star Game.
Kirk Cousins, QB
Kirk Cousins has made the Pro Bowl once, and that was in 2016. It doesn’t look like this will be the year he gets in again. With amazing performances this season from Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Jared Goff, it would be surprising to see anyone other than those three being represented. Cousins’ hopes may rest in being an alternate if one of those individuals is in the Super Bowl. Even then, his eight fumbles and seven interceptions could keep that from happening.
Xavier Rhodes, CB
He’s made the Pro Bowl the last two seasons, but this looks like the end of that streak unless Xavier Rhodes can sneak in based on name recognition. So far this season, he has six passes defended with one of those being an interception while also not matching his tackle numbers the last three years. It would be a bit of a surprise to see him there.
Sheldon Richardson, DT
After a very strong start to the season, Sheldon Richardson has cooled off in a big way. His 1.5 sacks and 31 tackles in ten games isn’t going to put him anywhere near the conversation when it comes to disruptive interior defensive linemen, meaning he will likely be sitting out of the Pro Bowl for the fourth year in a row.