Per Tim Twentyman at the official team site, wide receiver Kenny Golladay will take the place of injured Chris Godwin from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 Pro Bowl. After leading the league in touchdowns with 11 receiving scores and posting his second straight 1,000-yard season, the former third-round pick was widely considered a snub in spite of being named a third alternate.
As noted by our fearless leader Jeremy Reisman, Golladay was a big play threat with a monstrous average per catch. At the end of the season, his 18.3 yards per reception was third in the league among qualifiers behind just Mike Williams and A.J. Brown. Considering he was forced to play with three different quarterbacks during the 2019 season, 65 catches for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns was impressive production.
The team is of course extremely proud, and putting out some great tweets regarding this news:
#Lions WR Kenny Golladay (@kgxix) has been named to his 1st Pro Bowl after leading the @NFL with 11 receiving TDs.— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) January 21, 2020
He joins WRs Roy Williams (2006) & Gail Cogdill (1960, 1962) as the only @Lions WRs to make a Pro Bowl within their first 3 NFL seasons.#OnePride pic.twitter.com/ZZPiPgP2cQ
All of @kgxix's @NFL-best 1⃣ 1⃣ TD catches this season.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 21, 2020
Watch the 2020 #ProBowl at 3 p.m. ET Jan. 26 on @ESPN pic.twitter.com/EEtgoFNEvs
Congratulations to freshly minted Pro Bowler Kenny Golladay, who joins Big Play Slay in representing the Lions in Orlando.