No matter who is selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl off the Falcons’ roster on Tuesday night, coach Dan Quinn sees each nomination as an honor shared by the whole team.
“Although it’s an individual honor, I do feel a sense of pride for the unit that they’re in, knowing that this player didn’t do that by himself and that’s one of the coolest parts about our game,” Quinn said. “For the guys who do get nominated and who are rewarded for that, it’s a real sign to your brothers and your teammates. ‘Hey man, I really appreciate all the work you put in too that allowed me to have this opportunity.’”
The Pro Bowl will be played on Jan. 29, 2017 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. and will return to the traditional NFC versus AFC teams after using a Pro Bowl Draft the past three years. In 2016, running back Devonta Freeman served as a player captain on former Cowboys’ wide receiver Michael Irvin’s team.
In 2016, Freeman, fullback Patrick DiMarco, wide receiver Julio Jones and cornerback Desmond Trufant all participated in the Pro Bowl.
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