The Arizona Cardinals are sending three players to the annual Pro Bowl in January
The Arizona Cardinals may be underachieving on the field as a team. Individually however is a different story. The Cardinals had three players voted to the Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday.
The Cardinals are sending running back David Johnson, receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and cornerback Patrick Peterson. Johnson and Fitzgerald are having career-years.
Johnson is having a phenomenal year, his second in the NFL. He has carried the ball 260 times for 1,138-yards. He has 13 rushing touchdowns. Of course what makes him special is his versatility. He also has 73 receptions for 800-yards and four touchdowns.
Johnson tied the franchise-record of 17 touchdowns this past Sunday in the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints. He is the first player in NFL history to have over 100-yards from scrimmage in each of the first 14 games of a season.
As for Fitzgerald, he is having another great year. He has 98 receptions for 949-yards and five touchdowns. He indicated in a national radio interview this week that he is weighing his options for next season, which include retirement.
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Peterson isn’t having his best season but he is still gaining respect from fans and his peers. He has three interceptions and 42 tackles this season.
The Cardinals also had five players named as alternates. Linebacker Chandler Jones, special teams player Justin Bethel, cornerback Marcus Cooper, guard Mike Iupati, and defensive tackle Calais Campbell.
Campbell may have played his last game at home for the Cardinals this past Sunday. If he did, he went out in style with two sacks and a fumbler return for a touchdown, his first-career score.
Bethel’s name is certainly there for special teams only. Even there he lost focus with a couple of offsides calls last Sunday. Look for at least a couple of those guys to get to Orlando on January 29th once players start bowing out of the event.