Pro Bowl Roster 2013: Players We Wish Were Starting in Hawaii

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 23: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after a Washington Redskins first down in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Pro Bowl's stock may be falling, but there are still diehard fans out there who consistently tune into the Hawaii classic every year.

Whether you find significance in the Pro Bowl or not, there are a multitude of players who should be starting in Hawaii on Sunday but will either start the game on the bench or miss the event altogether.

With Pro Bowl excitement waning, here are three players we wish were starting in Hawaii. 

*For a complete look at the 2013 Pro Bowl roster, click here.


Jared Allen

Jason Pierre-Paul.


I'm a Giants fan and I don't even agree that JPP should be starting for the NFC in the Pro Bowl. In fact, I'm not even sure Pierre-Paul should be making the trip to Hawaii.

Jared Allen meant a lot more to his Vikings defense than JPP did to New York's group. Plus, Allen recorded 5.5 more sacks than JPP, while Pierre-Paul had more tackles and an interception over Allen.

Not to say that Pierre-Paul isn't a Pro Bowl-type player, but he certainly digressed from his 2011 campaign.

Not only did Allen have the better season, but he's also more personable and would be more exciting to watch in Hawaii.


Von Miller

According to USA Today's Lindsay Jones, Miller will miss the 2013 Pro Bowl:

Von Miller has pulled out of the Pro Bowl. Sore shoulder. #broncos

— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) January 22, 2013

Fans are surely going to miss seeing No. 58 out there for the AFC, as the second-year linebacker had a monster season in 2012.

Miller boasted 68 tackles, six forced fumbles and an interception to go with 18.5 sacks.

The Denver Broncos LB has been included in Defensive Player of the Year talk and is definitely deserving of the award.

I would have loved seeing him get after Russell Wilson, wouldn't you have?


Robert Griffin III

RGIII was hands down the most exciting player in the NFL this season and it's a shame the game of football won't get to see him tear up the AFC defense in Hawaii.

Griffin is recovering from LCL and ACL surgery on his right knee, but no one is forgetting what he did during his rookie year.

Griffin combined for a total of 4,015 yards and 27 touchdowns while leading the Washington Redskins to an NFC East title and playoff appearance.

It was one of the most memorable seasons by a rookie in recent memory and the NFL will sorely miss RGIII at an event that's vastly sinking among NFL fans.


Follow me on Twitter: