Trubisky, Watson to replace Goff, Brady in Pro Bowl
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[January 22, 2019]
Chicago quarterback Mitchell
Trubisky and Houston's Deshaun Watson to participate in the all-star
game in Florida this weekend.
Goff and the Los Angeles Rams are bound for Super Bowl LIII in
Atlanta, winning the NFC Championship game on Sunday in New Orleans.
Brady and the New England Patriots are making the familiar trip for
the AFC after a victory in Kansas City.
Trubisky, whose Bears won the NFC North, guided Chicago to a win
over Goff's Rams in December.
Watson and the Texans lost to Brady's Patriots in Week 3.
It is the first Pro Bowl for both quarterbacks, who were drafted in
the first round in 2017.
One teammate Watson won't reunite with this week is defensive
lineman J.J. Watt. Watt was replaced Monday by Jaguars defensive end
Meanwhile, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Michael
Thomas are both passing on the Pro Bowl, and they'll be replaced by
another dynamic NFC duo: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and
wide receiver Amari Cooper, who blossomed in nine games with the
Cowboys after arriving midseason via trade from Oakland.
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Raiders tight end Jared Cook was also added to the Pro Bowl roster
on Monday, replacing Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is another joining the
group. He was named as a replacement for Cowboys left tackle Tyron
Pro Bowl practice begins Wednesday and the game will be played
Sunday in Orlando, Fla.
In 2018, Watson became the first player with 4,000 passing yards, 25
passing touchdowns, 500 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in
a single season in NFL history.
Trubisky is the first Bears quarterback to make the Pro Bowl since
Jim McMahon in 1986. He passed for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns and
rushed for 421 yards and three scores.
--Field Level Media
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