New Orleans Saints: Russell Wilson gives Pro Bowl spot to Drew Brees

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is congratulated by Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 30, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans won the game 25-20. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is congratulated by Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 30, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans won the game 25-20. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gives up 2020 starting Pro Bowl spot to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

The Pro-Bowl is one of the most fun games during the NFL year. It is a time when the best of the best are picked to play against each other in an NFC and AFC conference battle. The New Orleans Saints have a plethora of players represented in this year’s game.

Wide receiver, Michael Thomas; tackle, Terron Armstead; running back, Alvin Kamara; defensive end, Cameron Jordan; cornerback, Marshon Lattimore; specialist, Deonte Harris; and kicker Wil Lutz.

One of those players that were a surprising addition to the team is quarterback Drew Brees.

The 41-year old quarterback is likely playing in his last Pro Bowl this season. The NFC quarterback that was chosen to start this year was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and rightfully so due to his incredible season.

In his eighth season in the NFL, Wilson completed 341 passes for 4,110 yards and 31 touchdowns with only five interceptions (a career-low). Russell Wilson was selected to his sixth Pro-Bowl and again as a starter for the NFC.

Russell Wilson is more than deserving of the spot he was granted after the season he has had. However, Russell Wilson has proved again that there is something bigger than football and his heart has gotten the better of him.

Recognizing that Drew Brees is likely in his last Pro Bowl, the superstar quarterback has given his starting Pro Bowl spot to Drew Brees to honor not only who he is to the game of football but also to provide Brees with the esteem he deserves.

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This act by Russell Wilson is a deed that the entire world, not just football players, needs a little more of. Honoring those that came before us like this situation is a statement to the world that means more than just the game to these two.

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