The NFL announced the rosters for the 2023 Pro Bowl Games which will take place on February 5. 2023. The Denver Broncos have one player on the roster.
Cornerback Pat Surtain became the first Denver Broncos player elected to the Pro Bowl in two years (there were no Broncos on the roster last season). Though the Broncos have been one of the worst teams in the league, the defense has played well and it is nice to see at least one player get the recognition.
It would be even better if safety Justin Simmons, who is quite deserving, could join him. Simmons was not chosen to the Pro Bowl despite having five interceptions in just nine games played this season.
Instead, Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jordan Poyer of the Buffalo Bills and Derwin James of the Los Angeles Chargers made the team on the AFC side.
Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain chosen as a Pro Bowl starter
Surtain and Sauce Gardner, a rookie for the New York Jets, were selected as the starting cornerbacks for the AFC.
On the season, Surtain has 55 total tackles, two interceptions, 10 pass deflections and one forced fumble. Statistically, he was just as good as a rookie, but the stats don’t tell the whole story of how good Surtain has been.
Watching him play, he has quickly become one of the best and most complete corners in the entire league. He becomes the first Broncos cornerback to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Chris Harris in 2018.
The 2023 Pro Bowl will feature several different skills contests for the players to take part in as well as a flag football game in an attempt by the league to revive the Pro Bowl as it has been basically pointless to play the game for quite some time.
Hopefully, for the Broncos, this is the first of many Pro Bowl selections for the 22-year-old Surtain. His father, Patrick Surtain Sr., made the Pro Bowl three years in a row from 2002-04.