The New York Giants will send two players to the virtual Pro Bowl in 2021, and one of them is a name you may not have expected to see.
Evan Engram, who has struggled throughout the season and is among the league’s leaders in drops, was named to his first Pro Bowl.
“When they announced this, I thought, ‘It would be crazy if I played Pro Bowl and we don’t even play Pro Bowl,'” Engram told Giants.com. “But I think I’m doing a Madden tour. I’ve been playing a lot of Madden lately, so I hope I can win that. “
In 14 games this season, Engram got 54 receptions for 572 meters and a touchdown.
“I’m very grateful,” Engram said. “I am just blessed and grateful for the whole process I went through. Last year was hard for everyone. My mom and I were talking about this this weekend. “
Meanwhile, veteran corner James Bradberry, one of the best additions out of the Giants season, was also named in his first Pro Bowl.
“It’s a surreal feeling,” Bradberry said. “This is for everyone, I wouldn’t call it a bucket list, but it’s on their list of goals, to be Pro Bowl, to be All-Pro, just to be the best in the game. I try not to think about it too much. I just try to get out there and play everything I can and let the chips fall where I can. “
Bradberry is second in the NFL with 17 assists this season, adding 47 tackles, two forced kicks and three interceptions. However, his biggest impact came when he was not on the field in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns – he highlighted how important he is to Patrick Graham’s defense.
“It certainly means a lot that I did it,” Bradberry said. “I try not to put too much emphasis on it beforehand, because I felt it was something I couldn’t control. The only thing I can control is the way I play on the field and that’s what I’m trying to control. But, of course, I wanted to be a Pro Bowler, so it feels good to be recognized as one. ”
Unfortunately, after voting Pro Bowl safely for free for a few weeks, veteran Logan Ryan did not make the initial cut. Defender Blake Martinez, defensive end Leonard Williams and kicker Graham Gano were also clogged.