Four Patriots Selected To Pro Bowl
Tuesday night, the players selected to the NFL's Pro Bowl were announced and the New England Patriots were well represented.
In total, the Pats had four players selected, including Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Matthew Slater and James Develin.
Brady leads the pack, as this nomination is his franchise-best 13th and ninth consecutive honor. His impressive, age 40 season has him at the top of the MVP conversation, as well, as he has completed 67% of his passes for 4,163 yards and 28 touchdowns through 14 games.
Gronkowski notched his fifth career Pro Bowl invite, as well. Including his dominant performance in the team's 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon, Gronkowski has put together one of his finest seasons as a pro, catching 64 passes for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns through 12 games.
Slater, who has been sidelined for extended periods with a nagging hamstring injury multiple times this season, locked up his seventh selection to the Pro Bowl. That is quite an impressive feat for a special teams player and this string of selections could go a long way in building his case for thew Hall of Fame, when he is done playing.
Finally, Develin earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl this season. The veteran fullback has been a key blocker in the New England offense this season, helping to consistently clear out space for the backs. The 29-year-old has also caught six balls for 38 yards so far this season.