Tom Brady and Phillip Lindsay make NFL history with their 2019 Pro Bowl selections

The 2019 NFL Pro Bowl rosters have been announced and while they have the usual surprising ommissions, this year’s selection has also created history for a few players.

Some of 2018’s biggest breakout stars included in this year’s Pro Bowl include Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, and Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay.

The Los Angeles Chargers had the most players selected for the Pro Bowl with seven, as quarterback Philip Rivers, center Mike Pouncey, running back Melvin Gordon, receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Melvin Ingram and safeties Derwin James and Adrian Phillips were all selected for the game.

Tom Brady tied NFL history with his 14th selection to the Pro Bowl, as the New England Patriots quarterback joined Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Bruce Matthews, and Merlin Olsen as the only five players in history with 14 Pro Bowl selections.

With his selection, Lindsay became the second undrafted rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl, and the first one on offense, with the other being former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Everson Walls who earned his Pro Bowl selection in 1981.

The Broncos running back said on Instagram about his Pro Bowl selection: “I am so blessed to be selected to my first Pro Bowl!! It is a tremendous honor and I am so thankful to all of Broncos Country for supporting and believing in me this season.”

Here are the full 2019 Pro Bowl rosters for both the AFC and the NFC:

AFC roster

  • Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes; Philip Rivers; Tom Brady
  • Running back: James Conner; Melvin Gordon; Phillip Lindsay
  • Fullback: Anthony Sherman
  • Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins; Tyreek Hill; Antonio Brown; Keenan Allen
  • Tackle: Taylor Lewan; Alejandro Villanueva; Eric Fisher
  • Guard: David DeCastro; Marshal Yanda; Quenton Nelson
  • Center: Maurkice Pouncey; Mike Pouncey
  • Tight end: Travis Kelce; Eric Ebron
  • Defensive end: J.J. Watt; Myles Garrett; Melvin Ingram
  • Interior lineman: Geno Atkins; Jurrell Casey; Cameron Heyward
  • Outside linebacker: Von Miller; Jadeveon Clowney; Dee Ford
  • Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley; Benardrick McKinney
  • Cornerback: Xavien Howard; Jalen Ramsey; Stephon Gilmore; Denzel Ward
  • Free safety: Derwin James; Eric Weddle
  • Strong safety: Jamal Adams
  • Kicker: Jason Myers
  • Long-snapper: To be named by coach
  • Punter: Brett Kern
  • Return specialist: Andre Roberts
  • Special-teamer: Adrian Phillips

NFC roster

  • Quarterback: Drew Brees; Jared Goff; Aaron Rodgers
  • Running back: Todd Gurley II; Saquon Barkley; Ezekiel Elliott
  • Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk
  • Wide receiver: Julio Jones; Michael Thomas; Adam Thielen; Davante Adams
  • Tackle: Tyron Smith; Terron Armstead; Trent Williams
  • Guard: Zack Martin; Brandon Brooks; Trai Turner
  • Center: Alex Mack; Max Unger
  • Tight end: Zach Ertz; George Kittle
  • Defensive end: Cameron Jordan; DeMarcus Lawrence; Danielle Hunter
  • Interior lineman: Aaron Donald; Fletcher Cox; Akiem Hicks
  • Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack; Ryan Kerrigan; Anthony Barr
  • Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly; Bobby Wagner
  • Cornerback: Kyle Fuller; Patrick Peterson; Darius Slay; Byron Jones
  • Free safety: Eddie Jackson; Harrison Smith
  • Strong safety: Landon Collins
  • Kicker: Aldrick Rosas
  • Long-snapper: To be named by coach
  • Punter: Michael Dickson
  • Return specialist: Tarik Cohen
  • Special-teamer: Cory Littleton

Every year, the Pro Bowl selections leave some notable players out despite their regular season performances for their respective teams.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch were some of the bigger names to miss out on a Pro Bowl selection to the NFC roster.

On the AFC side, some of the bigger ommissions include three Indianapolis Colts players. Quarterback Andrew Luck, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, and linebacker Darius Leonard all missed out.

Chargers cornerback Desmond King, Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb, Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones, and Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon weren’t selected either.

The Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers had no players selected to the Pro Bowl.

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