QBs Tyler Huntley, Trevor Lawrence, Derek Carr to Pro Bowl

The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that they are sending a quarterback to the Pro Bowl.

No, it’s not Lamar Jackson. It’s — surprise — Tyler Huntley.

Huntley, a fourth alternate, was added to replace Josh Allen (elbow injury) and became one of the most unlikely participants to ever make the Pro Bowl.

According to research from ESPN Stats & Information, Huntley threw two touchdown passes this season, the fewest by a quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl since the merger in 1970. The previous all-time low was six touchdown passes by Mike Boryla of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1975. Huntley filled in for the injured Jackson for six games, passing for a total of 658 yards, which was 48th in the NFL this season.

When the first Pro Bowl rosters were announced in December, Patrick Mahomes was named the starter and Allen and Joe Burrow were selected as backups. The alternates were: Tua Tagovailoa (first), Justin Herbert (second) and Jackson (third).

Mahomes cannot attend the Pro Bowl because the Kansas City Chiefs are playing in the Super Bowl. Four other quarterbacks are unable to play due to injury: Allen (elbow), Tagovailoa (concussion), Herbert (shoulder), and Jackson (knee).

All of these deranged quarterbacks opened up a spot for Huntley, who struggled this season throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions. Huntley becomes the first quarterback since Vince Young in 2006 to make the Pro Bowl after throwing more interceptions than touchdowns.

In addition to Huntley, quarterbacks Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders and Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars were also added to the Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday.

Carr tweeted his news.

This week the “Pro Bowl Games” will be held in Las Vegas. The flag football game takes place at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday. All this can serve as a farewell to Carr, whose time with the Raiders seems to be over.

Carr had been the Raiders’ starting quarterback since being selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft while the team was still in Oakland. But he was benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham prior to Week 17 and stayed away from the team. Carr finished with 3,522 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 15 games for the Raiders.

Lawrence bounced back from a rough rookie season, completing 67.3% of his passes for 4,113 yards and 25 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He made a big splash in the second half of the season, throwing 15 touchdown passes and just two interceptions in Weeks 9-18.

Lawrence led the Jaguars to victories over the Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. He also recovered from a fumble with less than two minutes to play to lead the Jaguars to a field goal as time expired in regulation against the Dallas Cowboys.

Lawrence threw four interceptions in the first half of the Wild Card playoff game against the Chargers, but then threw four touchdown passes to save the Jaguars from a 27–0 deficit. The Jaguars won 31-30 on Riley Patterson’s 36-yard field goal as time expired.

This is the first year the NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with week-long skill games and a flag football game. The new event replaces the full-contact showcase that started in 1951.

This report uses information provided by ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez.

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