Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner among Seahawks' four Pro Bowl selections

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The Seattle Seahawks had four players named to the Pro Bowl. Here's a look at who was selected.


Russell Wilson, QB, fourth Pro Bowl: Wilson ranks second in the NFL with 30 touchdown passes and will have a good chance to finish first in that category, since the league leader, Carson Wentz, is out for the season. Wilson has carried Seattle's offense at a historic rate this season, throwing or rushing for all but one of the team's 34 offensive touchdowns. Two straight poor performances might have cost Wilson a shot at the league's MVP award, but it's nonetheless been one of his best seasons.

Jimmy Graham, TE, fifth Pro Bowl: It has been something of an all-or-nothing season for Graham. His 472 receiving yards put him on pace for his worst total in three seasons with Seattle, but he leads all NFL tight ends with nine touchdowns. That's a product of Graham finally emerging as the red zone threat everyone thought he would be when the Seahawks acquired him in a 2015 trade.

Bobby Wagner, LB, fourth Pro Bowl: This has arguably been the best of Wagner's six NFL seasons. He is fifth in the NFL in tackles with 122 and has been in the conversation for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, despite a nagging hamstring injury for the past month or so.

Earl Thomas, FS, sixth Pro Bowl: Thomas has come back just as good, if not better, from a broken leg that ended his 2016 season. That was clear even in the preseason, and it has been even more evident now that Thomas is back to making plays all over Seattle's defense. He should be in consideration for NFL Comeback Player of the Year.


Michael Bennett, DL. He's by no means an obvious snub, but Bennett had a case for the Pro Bowl with 7.5 sacks and 35 tackles. Those are good numbers for any defensive linemen, especially one who operates in the interior as much as Bennett does. He's one of the team's four Pro Bowl alternates along with wide receiver Doug Baldwin, strong safety Kam Chancellor (who is injured) and kick returner Tyler Lockett.