The Washington Redskins will open training camp in Richmond on July 28. Before that nearly three-week event kicks off, Breaking Burgundy will get in their reps for all things Burgundy and Gold. Next up, Chris Russell and Chuck Sapienza on which rookie will have the most impact this season.
The Redskins and the Pro Bowl have not been bed fellows in recent years. Since 1997, the Redskins have had 4 or less pro bowlers in 18 of 19 years. I am going to say four Redskin players will be visiting Disney in early February. On offense, Trent Williams is a lock. He has been the rock of the Redskins O-line and has been a member of the all-star team in four consecutive seasons. I will also add Jordan Reed to that list. Reed would have been on the roster last season if it weren’t for his injuries. Cousins and Reed seemed to find a rhythm in the second half of last season and I believe that will punch Redd’s ticket.
On special teams I think this is the year Tress Way makes a pro bowl. He has been the best punter the Redskins have had since Matt Turk. On Defense, I am going to go with the Redskins starting cornerback. But not Josh Norman. I am going with Bashaud Breeland. Even though I think Normal will be excellent, I don’t think he will see enough passes thrown his way to make the trip to the pro bowl. With teams shying away from Norman, Breeland will have a chance to shine and he will pick off enough passes to make the NFL’s All-Star scrimmage.
I am anti everything when it comes to all-star game selection and voting processes but Pro Bowl voting seems to be pretty fair. Who knows what will actually happen, but I think that Trent Williams will make it along with Josh Norman. Kirk Cousins and Bashaud Breeland should have seasons that stand out and get acclaim. So I will go with four total Redskins to make the Pro Bowl.
Chris Russell is a senior writer for Breaking Burgundy, longtime reporter on the Redskins beat and radio host for 1067 The Fan. Follow Chris on Twitter @russellmania621.
Chuck Sapienza is the Executive Producer of the Naval Academy radio network and the former VP/Programming for ESPN980. He was also a part of the Washington Redskins Radio Network from 2009 to 2015, serving as the networks Executive Producer. He can be reached at SapienzaChuck@gmail.com
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