LT Trent Williams received his 3rd consecutive Pro Bowl nomination, and is the only Redskins player to be voted in this year. OLB Ryan Kerrigan and RB Alfred Morris have been nominated as alternates. Punter Tress Way, FB Darrel Young, and WR DeSean Jackson did not receive any consideration yet, but that could change with injuries and after the Super Bowl teams are determined. Tress Way and Darrel Young were the only Redskins
This year's Pro Bowl will be held on January 25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. NFL.com broke down the offensive picks for this year, but didn't even mention Williams:
The stalwarts like Peters, Smith and Thomas all performed up to their Pro Bowl ability once again, earning them a repeat trip to the big game. Thomas was instrumental in a rebuilt Browns offensive line, as was Smith in Dallas. Sebastian Vollmer had a nice year in New England, as did Andrew Whitworth in Cincinnati as well, and deserve to hear their names called next time.
You can see the 1st team on the defensive side of the ball here.
"It's extremely humbling to know that your hard work and dedication pays off again and that people around the league - my peers - recognize my efforts and continue to vote me as one of the league's best." Williams said.
Asked this week to give his evaluation of Williams' performance in his first year as the Redskins' head coach, Jay Gruden said he felt the Oklahoma product has "delivered."
"I think he has been very solid," Gruden said. "Obviously he should get Pro Bowl consideration, but we're definitely happy to have him, and I think he's had a good solid year."
"So that is genetics right there at its finest," Gruden said.
Williams doesn't take his role as one of the game's preeminent left tackles lightly. Earlier this season, as he conducted a press conference with his daughter, Makayla, by his side, Williams explained how being a left tackle and a father bring about similar traits.
"Yeah, I guess you could say that," Williams said with a laugh. "I'm protective by nature, obviously."