It will be Donnie Edwards' first appearance in the Pro Bowl. Edwards was added to the AFC squad after Denver's Al Wilson was unable to play in the game.
Edwards had a season worthy of a Pro Bowl start. He led the Chargers in tackles (129) and interceptions (five) and also ranked second on the team with 11 passes defensed. He also scored two touchdowns on defense, one off an interception that he returned 20 yards at Arizona and one a fumbe recovery where he scampered 82 yards in St. Louis.
Looking deeper we find he is the 2nd best linebacker in the AFC defending the pass. He is number one in interceptions, in the top 15 in tackles and his two TD returns ties him atop the leaderboard.
"Of course I'd rather go on my own merits, but I'm excited to be going nonetheless," said Edwards, who was voted by his teammates as the Chargers' Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, his first season with the team. "It's an honor to be playing with the best football players in the world. I'm really looking forward to it."
Originally when he found out he was a little disappointed saying, "This is my best year thus far. I've had some pretty big years. In 1999, I had five picks and three touchdowns."
Now he gets his due, even if it is by default. Maybe next year they will see he deserves the start.
Edwards makes Pro Bowl
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