Mayfield, Bitonio selected as Alternates
Black Walnut ice cream.
That’s usually the flavor Granny gets for you when she takes you out for ice cream. It’s a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s ice cream. On the other hand, it’s not chocolate or strawberry. It’s merely as consolation: it’s nice spending time with Granny, but not exactly the most enjoyable situation.
The NFL’s Consolation Prize, The Pro-Bowl, will be next Sunday, January 27th, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. DE Myles Garrett and rookie CB Denzel Ward have been named as starters to the 2019 NFL Pro-Bowl. Six other browns players, including rookie QB Baker Mayfield, have been named alternates.
“I’m honored to be selected to the Pro Bowl,” said Garrett. “I especially want to thank the fans for all the support that they show our team. Football is a team game and you can’t do it on your own. I’m happy to be able to share this experience with Denzel because this honor is really a testament to our entire defense.”
Garrett was named a a starter, while Ward will be a backup.
“I’m proud that I am able to represent the city of Cleveland at the Pro Bowl,” said Ward. “There are so many great players who have made the Pro Bowl in this team’s history and to be included with them is an honor. I want to thank all my coaches, teammates and fans for helping make this happen.”
WR Jarvis Landry, although named an alternate, was named to his fourth straight Pro-Bowl. Mayfield, whose current consolation is to continue trolling former coach Hue Jackson, was named an alternate following the Professional Football Writer’s Association’s Award for Rookie of the Year. The other players are OL Joel Bitonio, RB Nick Chubb, P Britton Colquitt, and OL Kevin Zeitler.
Hopefully, the consolation for Browns fans is, with this many players in the Pro-Bowl, the most since 2016, and a newer, younger coaching regime, The Browns will be playing as a team this time next year, and not as individuals.