Various Arizona Cardinals are being recognized in the voting that’s underway for the National Football League’s 2020 Pro Bowl
The 2020 NFL campaign has been an impressive one for the Arizona Cardinals. If the season ended right now, head coach Kliff Kingsbury‘s squad would be in the postseason for the first time in five years. Arizona, with a record of 6-4, is currently in possession of the NFC’s seventh and final playoff spot.
In recognition of what they’ve achieved thus far, several Redbirds are doing quite well in the Pro Bowl voting that’s now underway. Because of COVID-19, there will be no game this year, but the league’s players will still be honored for their accomplishments this fall. Here are a few of the Cardinals who are receiving strong consideration for their stellar play.
DeAndre Hopkins, who leads all pass-catchers in receptions and receiving yards this season, is headed straight towards his fifth Pro Bowl appearance. The 28-year old is the number-one vote-getter among wide receivers, and has also received the fifth-most votes (127,039) out of any player in professional football. Only Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Dalvin Cook and Travis Kelce have collected more.
Budda Baker, the Cards starting strong safety, is also the number-one vote-getter at his position. The fourth-year pro has already been to two Pro Bowls, and is well on his way to a third. Baker has helped his cause by consistently excelling during Arizona’s primetime matchups.
Quarterback Kyler Murray is also having a sensational campaign. The 23-year old has racked up 2.644 yards and 19 touchdowns through the air, and another 619 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Murray has accumulated the fifth-most votes among signal-callers, behind only Mahomes, Wilson, Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers.
Receiving the seventh-most votes among all NFL cornerbacks is Patrick Peterson, the Cardinals 10th-year cover guy. While his numbers this year are respectable (35 tackles, three interceptions, six pass breakups), the 30-year old has also been beaten on numerous occasions. Peterson has been to the Pro Bowl eight times during his career, but his performance this season is hardly deserving of a ninth.
Two of the Cards starting offensive linemen are also in the top 10 of their respective positions. Kelvin Beachum is currently fourth in the voting among the league’s offensive tackles. Mason Cole, who has started just 26 contests in his career, is seventh among the centers.
The Pro Bowl voting will continue on until December 12th. Go to NFL.com/ProBowlVote, to cast your ballots for all of the well-deserving members of the Cardinals football club. Remember, every vote counts!