Matthew Stafford was a huge Pro Bowl snub a year ago but an opportunity to rectify that issue, albeit a year late, opened up with Robert Griffin III unable to participate due to injury.
Stafford wasn’t as good in 2012 as he was in 2011 but he was still named a Pro Bowl alternate.
RGIII’s replacement has been named and it isn’t Stafford, although it’s hard to argue against the choice.
Drew Brees will replace Robert Griffin III on the NFC Pro Bowl roster #Saints
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 9, 2013
Stafford still has an opportunity to make his first Pro Bowl appearance if the Packers or Falcons make it to the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are the other quarterbacks on the NFC roster but one will be replaced if his team wins the NFC.