The accolades keep coming for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson initially was named as a third alternate for this year’s Pro Bowl team. But with injuries to Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, Washington’s Robert Griffin III and now Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, Wilson will be added to this weekend’s Pro Bowl roster, the team plans to announce this afternoon.
Wilson joins five other Seahawks headed to Hawaii, including safety Earl Thomas, running back Marshawn Lynch, return man Leon Washington, and offensive linemen Max Unger and Russell Okung.
Wilson is the first Seattle quarterback to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl since Matt Hasselbeck in 2007.
Wilson threw for 3,118 yards, 26 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions, finishing with a 100.0 passer rating. Wilson tied the rookie record for passing touchdowns in a single season of 26, set by Peyton Manning in 1998.