The 2021 NFL Pro Bowl selections were announced tonight and the Washington Football has two players on the squad. Right Guard Brandon Scherff was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl, and was voted in as a starter. Scherff is playing this year on the franchise tag, and the team still has to work out a long-term deal with him following the season(and hopefully a long playoff run).
Chase Young was the #2 overall pick in this year's draft and he came with some pretty lofty expectations. He has been that guy all season long and is leading all rookies in a lot of categories this year. He had his breakout game two weeks ago against the San Francisco 49ers, and was leading all fan voting for his position heading into tonight's announcement. He has been named a reserve for this season's virtual, Madden 21 Pro Bowl.
Congrats to @bscherff68 and @youngchase907 on being named to the Pro Bowl! pic.twitter.com/c95hyFVEjF— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 22, 2020
Our 1st rookie Pro Bowl player since 2012— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 22, 2020
Our 1st rookie Pro Bowl defender since 2009
Chase Young is that dude pic.twitter.com/UKixX2iwnq
The Pro Bowl pair in @EAMaddenNFL 21 @youngchase907 x @bscherff68 pic.twitter.com/RZ1YU842ca— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 22, 2020
Official statement from the Washington Football Team:
The National Football League announced Monday night that guard Brandon Scherff and defensive end Chase Young have been selected to the 2021 Pro Bowl.
Including two selections last season, Washington has now produced at least two Pro Bowl players in five consecutive seasons for the first time since the 2009-14 campaigns.
EA SPORTS and the NFL will create a week-long series of matchups featuring celebrities, NFL Legends, current players, and streamers playing as the official Pro Bowl rosters in Madden NFL 21. These matchups will culminate in an action-packed virtual Pro Bowl game played with 2021 Pro Bowl players facing off within Madden NFL 21.
Scherff was selected as the starting guard for the NFC. His selection is the fourth of his career (2016-17; 2019-20). Scherff joins Trent Williams, Chris Samuels, Len Hauss, Joe Jacoby and Russ Grimm as the only Washington offensive linemen to be selected to the Pro Bowl four-plus times.
Young becomes the eighth rookie in Washington history to be named to a Pro Bowl and the first since quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2012. He becomes the first defensive rookie since linebacker Brian Orakpo in 2009. Young is the third defensive rookie in franchise history to be named to a Pro Bowl joining Orakpo and Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Krause.
Young is the youngest player in Washington history to be selected to the Pro Bowl at 21-years old.
Through Week 15, Young has tallied 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, eight quarterback hits, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
His 5.5 sacks are the most amongst rookies. His three forced fumbles are the second-most by a rookie in franchise history behind teammate Ryan Kerrigan’s four in 2011. His eight tackles for loss are also tied for the most among rookie defenders.
In Week 15 against San Francisco, Young became the first rookie in NFL history and third player overall to record a sack, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a fumble return touchdown since the stats were first recorded in 1999.
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