With the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers advancing to Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the NFL now needs to name a number of alternates for the Pro Bowl. One of the alternates is Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis, as the NFL announced tonight that Davis has made his second consecutive Pro Bowl as he takes the place of Denver cornerback Chris Harris.
Davis is currently the Colts' only Pro Bowler this year, as they did not get a single player named to the game when the rosters were initially announced. That helps to show just how bad of a year it was in Indy, but with Harris now preparing to play in the Super Bowl, the Colts' best defensive player has been named to the Pro Bowl in his place. The game will take place on Sunday, January 31 in Honolulu, Hawaii at 7:00 p.m. ET. The annual Pro Bowl draft, where players are divided up into teams, will take place on Wednesday.
Following up on an elite 2014 season, Davis was once again a good player for Indianapolis in 2015. He started all 16 games and recorded 48 tackles, 16 passes defensed, and four interceptions. In six different games, Davis recorded multiple pass breakups and his 16 on the year led the team and ranked 11th in the league. Furthermore, three of Davis' interceptions came in the red zone (with two coming in the end zone), proving to be key stops to keep opponents out of the end zone and off the scoreboard for that drive period.
The Colts will no longer be shut out of the Pro Bowl as they previously were going to be, as they now will have one of their players participating in the game. Congratulations to Vontae Davis for the honor in the midst of a rough year for the Colts, as the cornerback will be heading to his second straight all-star game.