Young now a Pro Bowler too

January, 20, 2010
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Vince Young is going to his second Pro Bowl, Jim Wyatt reports. The Titans quarterback is replacing San Diego’s Philip Rivers.

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It’s the second replacement among AFC quarterbacks Wednesday.

The original three quarterbacks were Peyton Manning, Rivers and Tom Brady.

Matt Schaub got a spot after a banged up Brady dropped out and Ben Roethlisberger passed because of a shoulder injury. Now Carson Palmer has also opted out because of an injury and Young replaces Rivers.

Young was very good, and sometime great, after taking over as Tennessee’s starter following an 0-6 record with Kerry Collins at quarterback.

But we’re now seven deep in the AFC Pro Bowl quarterback pool, and if the Colts win the AFC Championship and advance to the Super Bowl, it’ll be eight because Peyton Manning won’t play.

Eight of sixteen starters in the conference may be able to call themselves Pro Bowlers. Apologies, but that doesn’t feel like a big honor and it’s another reason why the Pro Bowl is broken.

Sign me up for a league where the half the people with my job qualify as all-stars.

Schaub should be excited, it’s a big moment for him. But he said the Pro Bowl is “the highest honor in my opinion you can get in this league.”

I feel very strongly that All-Pro is way bigger, as you can read here. There are 27 All-Pros and that list can’t grow. There are already 94 Pro Bowlers and that list will continue to grow, and that doesn’t count people like Roethlisberger and Palmer who passed.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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