For what it’s worth, the four Saints who did make the Pro Bowl (J.T. Gray, Cameron Jordan, Alvin Kamara, and Marshon Lattimore) were more than deserving. This isn’t a knock on those guys making it at all. But why couldn’t Davis have been representing the black and gold in Vegas as well? It doesn’t make any sense.
Davis, who entered the league in 2012 after going in the third round to the Jets, landed with the Saints in 2018 and has been one of the best free-agent signings in NOLA history. This year has been yet another incredible year for the former Arkansas State linebacker, who has totaled 95 tackles (13 for loss), nine QB hits, and three sacks through 14 starts.
Saints News: How did Demario Davis not make the Pro Bowl?
When looking at the other linebackers on the Pro Bowl roster, I agree with Michael Balko, whose tweet I included above. Bobby Wagner and Micah Parsons are both great football players but it’s asinine that Davis has yet to make it to the exhibition game. He’s been named All-Pro once in his career but has no Pro Bowls on his resumé. Absurd.
I’m not shocked to see Parsons make it onto the Pro Bowl roster over Davis though, as the rookie out of Penn State has been remarkable. He’s a shoo-in for Defensive Rookie of the Year and because of that, he’s a household name.
Davis isn’t the household name that Parsons and Wagner are and that’s what the Pro Bowl is. It’s a popularity contest.
Maybe Davis will find his way to Vegas as an alternate but as of now, the Saints linebacker has been snubbed from the Pro Bowl once again.