Pro Bowl Snubs: Doug Baldwin Left Off Pro Bowl Rosters, Despite Record-Breaking Season

Pro Bowl snub Doug Baldwin could still make the roster as an injury replacement. Baldwin was left off the Pro Bowl rosters when the NFL made the announcement on Tuesday, December 22. This is despite teaming up with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to post some amazing statistics during the 2015 NFL season.

Through 14 games this year, Doug Baldwin leads the entire NFL with 13 receiving touchdowns. He shares that honor with Odell Beckham of the New York Giants, who did make the cut when the rosters were revealed. Baldwin has caught 65 passes for 905 yards and the 13 touchdowns. He averages 13.9 yards per catch and has helped the Seahawks put on an amazing show for fans during the month of December.

Even though Doug Baldwin has become one of the most notable Pro Bowl snubs this year, he does have seven teammates who made the cut in 2015. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, those seven Seahawks players who made the Pro Bowl are quarterback Russell Wilson, defensive end Michael Bennett, strong safety Kam Chancellor, return specialist Tyler Lockett, cornerback Richard Sherman, free safety Earl Thomas, and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. Lockett has also become a favored target for Wilson, but it is Baldwin leading a group of receivers for the Seahawks this season.

Seahawks Beat Browns [Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images]The receivers who did make the Pro Bowl are Odell Beckham of the New York Giants, Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals, DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans, Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions, Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, and Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets. All eight receivers are still active this season, but should one need replace on the Pro Bowl roster, Doug Baldwin could get an invitation still. Typically, teams playing in the Super Bowl don’t go to the game, though, so Baldwin may be happier practicing for the big game that week.

A report from CBS Sports on Sunday, December 20 showcased how good that Baldwin and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have been this NFL season. In a span of three and a half games, Baldwin had 20 catches for 339 yards and 10 touchdowns. That’s 10 touchdown catches in just a four-week span, something that has never been done in the history of the NFL. It has been enough to garner national attention for the Seahawks’ star duo, but not enough to get Baldwin on the Pro Bowl team (yet).

Doug Baldwin Touchdown Against Green Bay Packers [Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images]This has already been Doug Baldwin’s most successful season with the Seattle Seahawks. Since joining the Seahawks out of Stanford in the 2011 NFL season, his previous career highs were 66 receptions, 825 receiving yards, and five touchdown. So far in the 2015 NFL season, he has 65 catches, 905 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns. Baldwin has a good opportunity to add to those numbers with games against the St. Louis Rams in Week 16 and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. As the Seahawks try to clinch the top wild card spot in the NFC, he should still see a lot of playing time before the NFL Playoffs begin.

In the world of fantasy football, Baldwin has also become a must-own receiver with the amazing numbers he is putting on the stat sheet. This should make him one of the receivers to come off the board early during 2016 fantasy drafts. While Seattle Seahawks fans have enjoyed watching him for five NFL seasons now, his numbers are finally getting fans across the league to notice him. Now one of the most notable Pro Bowl snubs of the year will have to hope that he gets added to the roster as an injury replacement or substitute.

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