Even with virtual Pro Bowl, these Washington players deserve votes originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
NFL Pro Bowl voting opened up on Tuesday, but the event itself is going to be very different than in years past.
For the first time since 1949, the game was canceled, a decision that came down last month because of the pandemic.
So, the league's solution to make up for it is to hold the AFC-NFC matchup on Madden 21. Yeah.
While the intrigue in the actual Pro Bowl has really faded of late — a trend that certainly won't be helped with it transitioning to a virtual platform — being voted into it is still an honor. That'll be even more true this season because players probably won't be turning down their invites (since they're not really being invited to anything) and because guys on Super Bowl participants can land on the squads, too.
With that in mind, here's a list of three Washington Football Team players who deserve serious consideration for the all-star tilt (head here to vote). The entire roster isn't playing that well right now, but this trio is standing out.
McLaurin has caught passes from three different QBs through 10 weeks, plays in an offense where the second-leading receiver is a third-down running back and he is always the opposition's top focus whenever the Burgundy and Gold take the field.
And despite all that, he's fourth in the NFL in receiving yards, 12th in receptions and second in yards after the catch.
McLaurin is a star for Washington, and a Pro Bowl bid would allow his name to be further recognized nationally. Every fan of the franchise needs to include him on their ballots, and if you want to make up fake email addresses so you can support him extra, that's completely fine.
Fuller's last significant play saw him on the ground while Detroit's Marvin Hall strolled into the end zone, but don't let that taint what the defensive back has done for the defense.
The March free agent signing is tied for third in the NFL with four picks, and he is at that spot even though he missed the first two contests of the schedule. He's also being tasked with moving all over the secondary in an effort to make up for the deficiencies at safety.
Fuller already has a Super Bowl, and while nothing will ever top that, a Pro Bowl wouldn't be a bad side dish.
Moses would be a first-timer along the offensive line, which is a difficult position to break in to. Normally, when someone up front earns a berth or two, they tend to continue to earn them based on name alone.
If someone were to burst through, however, Moses would make sense.
Moses has been in Washington's starting lineup every week since the beginning of 2015, and in 2020, he's taken a step forward with his blocking after a subpar 2019. His penalties are down as well, and his sliding into left tackle in the Lions loss highlighted his willingness to contribute no matter what.
No. 76 became a target for fans last year, but this year, fans should pay him back for how he's rebounded.