The Minnesota Vikings will be well-represented at the 2020 Pro Bowl as four more players from the purple and gold were added as alternates.
At first, it was a bit disappointing that only a few players from a massively talented Minnesota Vikings roster were named to the 2020 Pro Bowl. However, it appears as though there will be a lot more purple and gold than initially expected.
Initially, three Vikings were named to the Pro Bowl: running back Dalvin Cook, defensive end Danielle Hunter, and safety Harrison Smith. Then, it was revealed that C.J. Ham would be invited as well as the team’s fullback.
However, four more players were added to the mix, bring the total for the Minnesota Vikings in the game to eight. Here is that announcement from the official Twitter account of the team:
It’s great to see Eric Kendricks finally getting his due after being snubbed the first time around. The linebacker had arguably the best season of his career and pushed every middle linebacker in the league for the title of best at their position during the 2019 season.
Meanwhile, quarterback Kirk Cousins had an up-and-down season that saw him have more highs than lows. Throwing 26 touchdowns compared to six interceptions is pretty nice, and throwing for 3,603 is pretty sweet as well.
Everson Griffen isn’t a huge surprise considering there are some players at the position who won’t be participating. The fact both he and Danielle Hunter will represent Minnesota as pass rushers says a lot for how the Vikings can get pressure from both sides at a moment’s notice.
The big surprise here is Xavier Rhodes, who has been in a slump the past couple of seasons and has been struggling to get back into his previous form. Whether it is based on his past reputation or name recognition, the cornerback will be Pro Bowl bound!
Congratulations to these four Minnesota Vikings players on being named to the 2020 Pro Bowl and representing the purple and gold for the NFC. You can watch the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 on ESPN.