Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay comes to Courtland Sutton’s defense after Pro Bowl snub
The Denver Broncos are sending one player to the Pro Bowl, outside linebacker Von Miller. They should have sent more, including at least one offensive player in wide receiver Courtland Sutton.
DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill, and Jarvis Landry made the Pro Bowl over Sutton. Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay thinks the second-year SMU product should replace one of them, considering his outstanding 2019 campaign.
“I texted Courtland and I told him that no matter what, he’s a Pro Bowler,” Lindsay said on Wednesday, via Jon Heath of The Broncos Wire. “You go out there, you get double-coverage and you get 1,000 yards like that man did, you’re a Pro Bowler. You don’t have to have someone tell you that.
That’s just like someone saying they tag you and this is what you are. Nah. You go out there and you show it. That man’s a Pro Bowler. He’s an All-Pro and he is going to continue to show it.”
Sutton has certainly performed like an All-Star, posting 63 receptions for 1,019 yards and six touchdowns on the season, despite playing with three different quarterbacks (Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen, and Drew Lock). In recording the numbers, the Bronco wideout produces endless highlight reels.
Luckily, Sutton has a chance to go to Pro Bowl. He earned an alternate designation. If one of the four mentioned does not participate, he can fill in. Hopkins could be the player that allows him to be an All-Star in his second year. The Houston Texans receiver did not go to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two events.