The Denver Broncos had five players named to the 2014 Pro Bowl squad. No offense, but hopefully no Bronco will be going to Hawaii. A business trip to New York is what everyone wants to see for them.
Nevertheless, congratulations to Peyton Manning, Matt Prater, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, and Louis Vaquez for receiving invitations to play in the annual all-star game set to be played on Jan. 26.
Zane Beadles, David Bruton (special teams), Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, Von Miller, Manny Ramirez, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Wes Welker were selected as alternates for this year’s squad.
This is the 13th selection of Manning’s career, which ties Tony Gonzalez, Jerry Rice, and Reggie Wayne for the second most in history. Only center Bruce Matthews has more selections.
Prater becomes the third Broncos kicker in team history to make the squad. He connected on 23-of-24 field goals and all 71 extra points while kicking the longest field goal in league history (64 yards) in a December game against the Titans.
This is the second consecutive Pro Bowl selection for Demaryius Thomas. He’s in the top-10 in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and 25-yard receptions.
Julius Thomas has 60 receptions for 751 yards and 12 touchdowns this year. His 12 scores are the most by a tight end in a single season in franchise history. This comes after a one-catch, 5 yard 2012 season.
This is the first career Pro Bowl for Vasquez. He is the only Bronco to play every possible snap on offense or defense. He also hasn’t allowed a sack this season.