Which Minnesota Vikings players deserve to be in the 2020 Pro Bowl?
By Adam Carlson
Likely to miss the Pro Bowl
There are bound to be several players from the Minnesota Vikings who make the Pro Bowl based on their play this year, but there are also several who have been there in the past who aren’t going to be in the NFL’s version of an all-star game.
Here are those individuals who would need an absolute miracle to make it:
Xavier Rhodes, cornerback
In the past, “Rhodes Closed” was a thing you’d see often on social media. The cornerback was known for shutting down some of the best pass-catchers in the NFL in past years. However, this year hasn’t found that to be true. Not only is Xavier Rhodes struggling, but there are emerging cornerbacks in the conference, especially on the roster of division rival Green Bay. That means the Rhodes to the Pro Bowl will be closed.
Anthony Barr, linebacker
This hasn’t been a bad season for Anthony Barr. He’s been solid in run support and decent enough in coverage when asked to do that. Pro Bowl voters won’t be looking for that through, as pass-rushing linebackers will likely dominate the voting at the position. Barr has been more productive in that department in the past, but he’ll be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Pro Bowl this season.
Linval Joseph, defensive tackle
Players at Linval Joseph‘s position aren’t known for piling up the stats that other positions do. Sadly, he hasn’t made the same kind of impact he has in years past and now he’s undergone a procedure on his knee and is likely to miss time. When healthy, he is an absolute monster, but not being on the field is going to keep him from making the Pro Bowl.
Which players from the Minnesota Vikings deserve to be in the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando this year? And who do you think will either be a surprise to make or miss the honors? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!