How did Tyler Huntley get to the Pro Bowl but the Cleveland Browns’ Jacoby Brissett didn’t?
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback is going to the Pro Bowl, but it isn’t Lamar Jackson. Nope, instead, it’s Tyler Huntley, the team’s backup, who threw just two touchdowns in 2022. Seems mad, doesn’t it? Huntley isn’t worthy of a Pro Bowl slot. His numbers aren’t pedestrian, they’re bad.
He only started four games, had two touchdowns to three interceptions, he averaged less than 110 passing yards per game, averaged less than 30 rushing yards per game, and only had one additional touchdown on the ground.
Not only did Huntley not earn a Pro Bowl spot, but he should likely be replaced as the backup quarterback going forward, as he’s just not a good player. At least not with the talent and coaching he’s currently getting.
Huntley seems like an alright guy, and we hope he enjoys his time at the Pro Bowl, but considering how integral Pro Bowls are to contracts and player legacies, this just isn’t right. Especially not if you look at the Cleveland Browns and realized that Jacoby Brissett has a much better case for being in the Pro Bowl.
The Cleveland Browns’ Jacoby Brissett, somehow, got robbed of a Pro Bowl spot
No, I don’t actually think Jacoby Brissett got robbed of a Pro Bowl spot. Yet, if we’re rewarding Huntley with a Pro Bowl spot and he’s a slightly below-average quarterback, then maybe the Cleveland Browns’ slightly above-average quarterback should’ve gone instead.
Brissett had six times the number of touchdowns than Huntley and had far more yards for the year and per game. He had twice as many wins while posting significantly better stats in QBR, and Quarterback Rating and was a much better-graded player in PFF.
There isn’t a metric that doesn’t make Brissett the better option over Huntley. The Pro Bowl system is broken and needs to be fixed.