Five Eagles Named To Pro Bowl
Five Eagles were selected to this year’s Pro Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. They are: Jason Peters, LeSean McCoy, Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce and Darren Sproles for his contributions on special teams.
Cody Parkey, Evan Mathis, Chris Maragos, Jeremy Maclin and Fletcher Cox were named alternates.
This is Peters’ seventh selection to the Pro Bowl — his fifth as an Eagle. He is the first offensive tackle in team history to earn five-plus Pro Bowl selections.
“I haven’t thought about it,” said Peters, when asked if he thinks he will garner Hall-of-Fame consideration. “I take it year by year. I’m going to work and try to be the best player I can be every year. That really hasn’t hit home. I just show up and play.”
McCoy, who ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing, is tied with Timmy Brown and Bill Barnes for the most Pro Bowl berths by an Eagles running back (3).
This is the first Pro Bowl selection for both Barwin and Kelce.
“Obviously I was hurt for part of the season, so I didn’t really put forth the performance that I wanted to this year, to be quite frank,” said Kelce. “I think that the Pro Bowl, a lot of that had to do with how I was playing before the injury, and last year I kind of built up a reputation, I think, among my peers, among my fans and among the media.”
Barwin is fourth in the NFL with 14.5 sacks. He is the first Eagles linebacker to make the Pro Bowl since Jeremiah Trotter in 2005.
“I think it’s a huge honor. It’s special because of the recognition from your peers, the coaches and the fans,” said Barwin. “I’m just fortunate to play in the defense that I play in and to play with the guys I play with. That is what allowed me to have the success that I had this year.”
This is Sproles’ first Pro Bowl nod as well.
“We talked about it, I know he’s happy about it,” said McCoy. “He’s a heck of a player and it’s about time that he got a chance to be in the Pro Bowl. He deserves it. He’s been a boss since he stepped in the league and I’m happy for him. And we’ll definitely have some fun times.”