Putting aside regular season records, what teams made the playoffs and the last quarter of the season, how can anybody justify Brett Favre going to the Pro Bowl in 2009?
You can make the case after the first half of the season that Favre could have been considered above Matt Cassel and Chad Pennington. However, being chosen in place of Philip Rivers at any point this season would have been a complete travesty.
Rivers’ numbers are even better the other two players who were chosen to represent the AFC in Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler. And instead Favre is chosen?
One can not argue with the selection process that the NFL has in place where the players, the fans and the coaches all count for 1/3 of the overall vote.
But what I can do is question, how does this happen? Credit is due where credit is due, but at the time when the Pro Bowl votes are calculated (around the last quarter of the season), Rivers, Pennington and Cassel in that order should have been chosen ahead of Favre.
Could all three aspects of the voting process possibly have been watching different games all season than all of us? You tell me …
Favre’s numbers: 3,472 yards, 22 TD, 22 INT, 65.7 completion percentage, 81 quarterback rating
River’s numbers: 4,009 yards, 34 TD, 11 INT, 65.3 completion percentage, 105.5 quarterback rating
Cassel’s numbers: 3,693 yards, 21 TD, 11 INT, 63.4 completion percentage, 89.4 quarterback rating
Pennington’s numbers: 3,653 yards, 19 TD, 7 INT, 67.4 completion percentage, 97.4 quarterback rating
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