The NFL has mysteriously left deserving tight end Dallas Goedert and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson off the Pro Bowl ballot.
When Pro Bowl voting opened up a few weeks ago, the NFL issued a press release stating, “Fans can show their support for their favorite players by voting for them to be named on the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster.”
If two of your favorite players are Eagles TE Dallas Goedert or S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, however, you cannot vote for them, because they are not on Pro Bowl ballots.
Goedert has 43 receptions for 544 yards and 3 TDs this season, despite missing three games due to a shoulder injury. Still, he is second in the NFC among tight ends in receiving yards, just 76 yards behind the NFC’s leader, T.J. Hockenson of the Vikings.
Gardner-Johnson leads the NFL in interceptions, with six. Only three other safeties in the NFL have as many as four interceptions.
Both Goedert and Gardner-Johnson have Pro Bowl-worthy credentials, but fans cannot vote for them because of, quite frankly, a pretty dumb reason, they are both on injured reserve.
Eagles TE Dallas Goedert. Photo courtsey of The Sporting News