Patriots CB Jackson added to Pro Bowl ballot
Fans now can vote for New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson for the Pro Bowl after his name was added to the ballot on Wednesday.
When voting opened Tuesday, Jackson wasn’t on the ballot, despite leading the NFL in interceptions with six. Teams nominate their players for the ballot, and the Patriots submitted the names of their typical starting defense, which included cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Jason McCourty.
But on Wednesday morning, the Patriots resubmitted their nominees, switching to a nickel defense. They removed the name of Anfernee Jennings, a rookie linebacker,
Jackson, 25, is in his third season with the Patriots after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He has appeared in nine games (four starts) and played 82 percent of the team’s defensive plays this season.
He has made an interception in each of the past five games. He has broken up 11 passes.
Pro Bowl selections are made when the votes of players, coaches and fans are added together. There won’t be a physical Pro Bowl this year but instead will be played via Madden NFL 21.
Fan voting runs through Dec. 17.
–Field Level Media