The New Orleans Saints had five players make the 2021 Pro Bowl, a drastic reduction from the 11 that cracked the 2020 roster.
Despite losing their second game in a row, the New Orleans Saints were given some positive news this week. In a normal year, they’d get to look forward to having five of their own competing in the Pro Bowl, but typically the goal is to be busy preparing that week.
As we all know, this isn’t a typical year.
The NFL already canceled the 2021 Pro Bowl as the league is just focusing on getting through the season. Having to push back and cancel games, this has been a difficult season for the Saints and the league in general.
Record-wise, the Saints have been just fine though, and their amount of Pro Bowlers reflect that.
"“Five New Orleans Saints were voted to the Pro Bowl squad, the National Football League announced Monday evening. Tackle Terron Armstead, defensive end Cameron Jordan, running back Alvin Kamara, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and guard Andrus Peat were selected to the NFC squad. It also marks the 13th consecutive season that the club has at least one Pro Bowl selection and all five players are repeat Pro Bowlers,” the team said."
The Saints have four losses this season. They started with a 1-2 record, dropping games to the Packers and Raiders. They then rattled off nine in a row, an impressive feat for any team in any conference.
They’re actually still undefeated in division play as well. Sitting with a 10-4 record and having the Vikings and Panthers remaining on the schedule, the Saints should be just fine to enter with at the very least 11 wins.
As for their Pro Bowlers, guard Andrus Peat is the only surprising one of the bunch and Cameron Jordan is going to be the only starter. Both Kamara and Lattimore could’ve easily been named starters as well.
This is a highly impressive group with a few players that have made this franchise go from good to great.
Armstead, Jordan, Kamara, and Lattimore are great, but when talking about the best Saints, a few names are off the list — most notable Demario Davis, Trey Hendrickson, and Michael Thomas. Thomas has been injured for most of the season, but the other two certainly deserved a spot.
That said, all four of these players have been Pro Bowlers before, and it’s exciting to see them get another accolade to their name.