Five New England Patriots have earned a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
Quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Darrelle Revis, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and specialist Matthew Slater were announced as the team’s representatives on NFL Network Tuesday evening.
The five players voted in now have 26 Pro Bowls between them, even though the Patriots hope to have plans scheduled at University of Phoenix Stadium the week after the Jan. 25 all-star game.
On New England’s offensive side of the ball, it marks the 10th Pro Bowl nod for Brady, who has gone 365-of-566 passing for 4,029 yards, 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. And for Gronkowski, who has caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns after ACL and MCL tears cut his 2013 campaign short, 2014 stands as his third Pro Bowl.
On the defensive ball, it is Revis’ sixth Pro Bowl honor. The former New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner has had a hand in 47 tackles, 14 pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble in his first year in a Patriots uniform.
Special teams rounds out the Patriots’ assortment, as it is there that Gostkowski has converted 32-of-34 field goals on the way to making his third Pro Bowl. And it is there that Slater has registered 15 tackles through 15 games and his fourth Pro Bowl in a row.