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.
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).
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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