3 Philadelphia Eagles players who were snubbed by the Pro Bowl

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Good news, bad news Philadelphia Eagles fans.

The good? Jason Kelce and Darius Slay have been named to their fifth and fourth Pro Bowls, respectively. The duo worked hard, played incredibly well, and have arguably been the Eagles’ two best overall players with the season winding down.

The bad news?

No one else was named to a spot in the on-field postseason celebration, which feels like a total underestimation of many members of the Philadelphia Eagles’ hard work. If I’m one of these three players, I’m probably not too happy at the moment.

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Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott.

No matter how you slice it, Jake Elliott has been darn near automatic for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021.

Outside of a blocked field goal in Week 2, which obviously wasn’t his fault, Elliott has made 22 of his 23 field goals and has been perfect on all 36 of his extra-point attempts.

So what gives? Could it be that Elliott’s touchback percentage is only at 64.1 percent, good for 18th in the league? Or how about his kickoff average of 62.9 yards, which ranks 28th overall? Either way, if you’re looking for a kicker to kick kicks, you won’t find a kick-kicking kicker as professional as the pride of Memphis Jake Elliott, not even the Los Anges Rams’ Matt Gay, the player who ultimately earned the Pro Bowl honor.

Are Gay’s numbers good too? Sure, I mean, he’s only missed one field goal and one extra point all season long, but if you discount that one blocked kick, Elliott’s season has arguably been more impressive, especially when you consider the duo have the same number of makes from 40-plus yards.

*sigh* oh well, I’m sure Jake Elliott will be the first alternate if Matt Gay can’t go.