Brandin Cooks Upset Over Drew Brees Pro Bowl Snub


A few days ago the NFL announced the rosters for the 2017 Pro Bowl. As usual, there were a few names left off that have people scratching their heads, including New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Despiting leading the league in passing yards and passing touchdowns, Drew Brees still wasn’t invited.

“That’s just ridiculous. It’s just ridiculous,” Cooks said Wednesday. “What are we looking at? What are we voting on? Like, I don’t get it. The guy is leading in so many categories. He’s having a great year.”

The three NFC quarterbacks selected were Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, and Dak Prescott. One thing all three guys have in common is their teams are all over .500, which isn’t the case with New Orleans.

“I haven’t seen the list or anything, but I’m sure that there were a lot of deserving candidates there. It’s really not something that I’m too concerned about,” Brees said. “Listen, it’s a great honor when you’re chosen, but a lot of times that comes along with winning, and we obviously didn’t win enough games. I put that on myself.”

Nonetheless, Cooks has a legitimate reason to be upset.

Source: ESPN

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