Which Minnesota Vikings will get their first Pro Bowl honors in 2020?
Since Mike Zimmer became head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2014, 15 of the team’s players have been elected to the Pro Bowl at least once.
Of those 15 players, a total of 30 Pro Bowl selections have been granted during the last six seasons–or an average of five per year.
The Minnesota players that have been voted to more than two Pro Bowls in Zimmer’s tenure are Harrison Smith (five), Anthony Barr (four), Everson Griffen (four), and Xavier Rhodes (three).
Rhodes’ presence in the 2019 Pro Bowl is one of the most mystifying occurrences in the history of the event though. His 123.8 passer-rating-against in 2019 was unbecoming of the typical Pro Bowl criteria and his selection will remain head-scratching for a long while.
The Vikings had some uncharacteristic roster turnover this offseason, especially on defense, and 2020 could bring new faces to the Pro Bowl dance. What’s more, a few of Minnesota’s returning starters are on the cusp of a breakthrough, principally because of their respective development and upward trend.
Who are the four Vikings that could land their first Pro Bowl honors in 2020 (ranked in order ascending order of likelihood)?