Las Vegas Raiders center Rodney Hudson was left off the 2021 Pro Bowl, a truly egregious omission among voters.
Voters got this Pro Bowl roster wrong
The Silver and Black recently got excellent news, as two of their players made it to the Pro Bowl. Running back Josh Jacobs and all-world tight end Darren Waller were both given the distinct honor. Both playmakers have had great 2020 campaigns, especially Waller, who emerged as the team’s primary weapon. However, without Hudson, this Raiders offense wouldn’t be producing stars such as Waller and Jacobs. He’s been the offensive anchor since being signed by then-general manager Reggie McKenzie.
— JT The Brick (@JTTheBrick) December 22, 2020
Hudson should be a perennial Pro Bowler for the Raiders
Since joining the Silver and Black back in 2015, Hudson has only received the honor a total of three times. We are not into conspiracies but this is appalling all things considered. As Raiders radio show host JT The Brick stated via Twitter, it truly is a robbery. Pro Football Focus shared an awe-inspiring stat earlier in the season, Hudson hadn’t allowed a sack since Week 17 in 2017.
Rodney Hudson hasn’t allowed a sack since Wk 17 of 2017.
That’s 42 straight games 🤯 pic.twitter.com/s1QZyXLKdv
— PFF (@PFF) November 25, 2020
Per PFF, Hudson hasn’t skipped a beat all year long. He has a 73.6 overall grade on 949 snaps, having only been penalized once this year. Hudson’s grades for pass and run blocking sit at over 70.0 in 2020. Perhaps, Hudson’s dominance has not been appropriately honored because he plays for the Raiders.
He plays on a team that hasn’t had any relevance since he joined them. Fans are complaining about Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey getting the nod over Hudson. However, it’s obvious that team success and relevance plays a role in how these players are perceived. It’s unfortunate that one of the NFL’s premier players will continue to be disrespected.
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