Six New Orleans Saints named to 2018 Pro Bowl

Six New Orleans Saints were voted to a Pro Bowl, a National Football League announced Tuesday evening. quarterback Drew Brees, using behind Mark Ingram, defensive finish Cameron Jordan, using behind Alvin Kamara, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and far-reaching receiver Michael Thomas were comparison to play in a NFL’s All-Star game, that will be hold on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, during Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

This outlines a fifth time that during slightest 6 Saints have been comparison to a Pro Bowl. Seven Saints were comparison from a Super Bowl XLIV championship squad. It also outlines a 10th uninterrupted deteriorate that a bar has during slightest one Pro Bowl selection.

It is Brees’ 11th Pro Bowl preference altogether in his 17-year NFL career and his club-record 10th as a member of a Saints. In 2017, he has started all 14 games and finished 343-of-478 passes (71.8 percent) for 3,850 yards with 21 touchdowns and a 104.0 passer rating, ranked initial in a joining in flitting yardage and touchdown passes. He is ranked initial in a NFL in execution percentage, second in completions, third in passer rating and fourth entertain passer rating (116.7) and fourth in flitting yardage.

Brees, a former Purdue standout who creatively entered a NFL as a second turn breeze collect of a San Diego Chargers in 2001 (32nd overall), before signing with a Saints as an unlimited giveaway representative in 2006, has played in 247 career games (246 starts) and has finished 6,179-of-9,236 passes (66.9 percent) for 69,961 yards, 486 touchdowns and a 96.7 rating. He is a NFL’s all-time many accurate passer, ranked second in completions, third in flitting yardage and touchdown passes and has a sixth-highest passer rating.

Ingram was comparison to a second Pro Bowl of his seven-year NFL career. Through a initial 14 games, he ranks fifth in a NFL (and second in a NFC) in sum yards from struggle with 1,420 (1,045 rushing and 375 receiving). On Sunday vs. a New York Jets, he became usually a third Saint to rush for 1,000 yards in dual uninterrupted seasons. Overall, Ingram has carried 204 times for 1,045 yards (5.1 avg.) with 11 touchdowns and has also done 51 receptions for 375 yards (7.4 avg.). Ingram has set career-highs in rushing yardage, for that he’s ranked sixth in a league, sum yards from scrimmage, rushing touchdowns, for that he’s tied for second and sum touchdowns.

Originally comparison by a Saints in a initial turn of a 2011 NFL Draft (28th overall) out of Alabama, where he was a 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, Ingram has played in 92 career games and has carried 1,157 times for 5,283 yards (4.6 avg.) with 43 touchdowns and has also grabbed 200 passes for 1,387 yards with 4 touchdowns. Ingram is ranked second in a bar record books in rushing yards, yards per lift and rushing touchdowns. He joins George Rogers (1981-82), Rueben Mayes (1986-87) and Deuce McAllister (2002-03) as usually a fourth Saints using behind to be comparison twice.

This is Jordan’s third Pro Bowl, a many selections in authorization story for a defensive end. Jordan has enjoyed a standout season, starting all 14 games and recording 55 tackles (41 solo), 14 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one interception lapse in a finish section for a touchdown, 11 passes defensed and dual forced fumbles. The former University of California standout, who was a club’s initial breeze choice in 2011 (24th overall), is tied for 10th in a NFL in quarterback takedowns and ranked initial among defensive linemen in passes defensed.

In 7 seasons, Jordan has seemed in all 110 games with 109 starts, including opening 95 uninterrupted games, a longest active uninterrupted games started strain by an NFL defensive lineman and has posted career totals of 449 tackles (270 solo), 56.5 sacks for waste of 504.5 yards, dual interceptions, 40 passes defensed, 9 forced fumbles and 8 fail recoveries.

Kamara and Lattimore have been poignant contributors to a rookie class, as usually 5 Saints rookies before them (K Tom Dempsey in 1969, RB George Rogers in 1981, P Brian Hansen in 1984, RB Rueben Mayes in 1986 and ST Tyrone Hughes in 1993) have been comparison to a Pro Bowl. They are a initial Saints to be comparison to a Pro Bowl as rookies given Sean Payton was hired as conduct manager in 2006. They are a initial Saints rookie twin to be comparison in a same deteriorate as well.

Selected in a third turn of a 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee (67th overall), Kamara ranks seventh in a NFL in sum yards from struggle (1,336), as he has carried 99 times for 652 yards (6.6 avg.) with 7 touchdowns and one two-point conversion, while throwing 68 passes for 684 yards (10.1 avg.) with 5 touchdowns for a club-best 12 sum scores, that is tied for second in a NFL. Kamara is ranked initial in a joining in yards per carry.

Kamara and his teammate Ingram are a initial tailback twin to be comparison to a Pro Bowl given a St. Louis Cardinals’ Jim Otis and Terry Metcalf in 1975 (the Tampa Bay twin of Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott were comparison in 1997 and 2000 with Dunn as a using behind and Alstott as a fullback). Together, Ingram and Kamara have sum for 2,756 sum yards from scrimmage, a sixth-highest sum given a NFL adopted a 16-game report in 1978.

Lattimore, a 11th altogether collect by a Saints out of Ohio State, has enjoyed a standout deteriorate as he is a usually a fourth cornerback in authorization story to be comparison to a Pro Bowl and a initial given Eric Allen in 1995. At 21 years old, he is a club’s youngest preference in authorization history. The Cleveland local has started all 11 games he has played in and has posted 44 tackles (36 solo), a club-best 4 interception earnings for 85 yards with one returned for a touchdown, a forced fail and a fail recovery. Lattimore’s 4 picks are tied for initial among NFL rookies.

Thomas is a initial Saints far-reaching receiver to be comparison to a Pro Bowl given Joe Horn in 2004 and a initial given Payton was hired as conduct manager of New Orleans as well. A second-round collect in a 2016 NFL Draft (47th overall) out of Ohio State, Thomas has followed adult a standout rookie deteriorate with a second debate where he ranks third in a NFL in receiving, recording 94 receptions for 1,085 yards and 5 touchdowns.

As an descent contingent in Ingram, Kamara and Thomas, a Saints are a usually group with 3 players carrying 1,000 sum yards from scrimmage, while it outlines a third time in Saints story that 3 players have reached a 1,000-yard symbol in a same season.

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