Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb is one of the replacements as he is earning his sixth trip to the Pro Bowl. With Pro Bowl odds on the board for this Sunday, a week before the Super Bowl, the changes will continue to come in.
Pro Bowl betting will not have any of the Indianapolis or New Orleans players in the game since those players are in the Super Bowl. That means a number of replacements were needed in Pro Bowl odds. McNabb replaces New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. Safety Quintin Mikell of the Eagles was also added on Monday as was Washington linebacker London Fletcher. Pro Bowl betting indicated that Mikell replaces New Orleans safety Darren Sharper. Fletcher is replacing New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma. It is a long overdue selection for Fletcher and he is one player who should have been on the Pro Bowl odds roster anyway.
On the AFC side in Pro Bowl betting, Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard was added as was Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller and Tennessee defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. Pro Bowl betting indicates that Garrard is replacing Peyton Manning on the roster. Garrard threw for 3,597 yards, with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Vanden Bosch had three sacks and 44 tackles this season. He was needed since Indianapolis defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis won’t be playing. "It surprised me and it surprised a lot of people," Vanden Bosch said, "But it shows a lot of people, offense and defense, still respect the way I play and the way I bring it. The coaches and players got me in with their votes, so that is a great sign of respect." Miller is replacing Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark. Miller had 76 receptions and 789 yards for Pittsburgh this season.
There are some players in this Pro Bowl betting matchup who deserve to be in the game while others do not. Garrard has no business being in the Pro Bowl. So many AFC quarterbacks pulled out of the Pro Bowl odds game though that Garrard was able to get an invite. Tennessee’s Vince Young was also added to the team as Pro Bowl betting has it and he didn’t even start all season for the Titans and played on a team that ran the ball.