The Pro Bowl is a funky thing, a place where the 4-12 Cowboys can have more representatives voted to the contest than the AFC Champion Broncos and where Kyle Rudolph once won the MVP award. Therefore, anything that angers fans regarding the NFL's All Star game should be taken with a grain of salt, as people should realize it's not exactly the most logical thing in the world.
However, something that's likely to perturb at least some supporters of the Burgundy and Gold is this: Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is a Pro Bowler, while Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not. But should 'Skins fans be "Andy Bernard punching a hole in the wall" mad, "sending a friend a couple of red-faced emojis" mad, or not mad at all?
Well, the way someone makes the Pro Bowl is through fan, player and coach voting, with each group counting as one-third of the final tally. The top vote-getters go, while the next ones are the alternates. That means that, a certain combination of NFL watchers and members of the league think that Taylor is more deserving than Cousins. So if you have an issue with the decision, that's who you should be angry with.
But, perhaps a legitimate gripe exists, because, when you look at the two passer's stats, it's hard to imagine how the voters came to that conclusion. Cousins finished 2015 with 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns. Taylor, meanwhile, posted 3,035 yards and 20 scores. Furthermore, Captain Kirk added five rushing TDs on the ground to his work under center, which was one more than Buffalo's dual-threat. Not to mention the fact that Cousins' team made the playoffs while Taylor's didn't.
What happened then? Did the voters not like that Cousins had more turnovers? Is there some sort of conspiracy going on? Both aren't that likely. In the end, Taylor's inclusion in the game is just another example of why the Pro Bowl may need a facelift, or need to be erased altogether. Sure, you can be a bit mad with Cousins being left out, but don't go punching any walls because of it.