Nick Mangold is going to next week's Pro Bowl.
Congrats to @nickmangold! He is headed to Hawaii, replacing Max Unger of Seattle in the Pro Bowl.— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 20, 2014
Since the All-Star Game is next week, players selected from the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will not be going as they prepare for the Super Bowl. You might be wondering why Mangold is replacing an NFC player. This year the Pro Bowl is not AFC vs. NFC. The best players in the league were selected, and there will be a draft to choose teams.
Mangold is the first Jet to make the Pro Bowl. It is nice to have a Jet going to Hawaii, but I do not think Nick really had a Pro Bowl season. He certainly is not the guy on this team who deserves to go most. But the Pro Bowl is what it is, something that cannot be taken seriously. Good for Nick.