When safety Mike Adams signed with the Colts in the summer of 2014, he had never made the Pro Bowl in his ten-year career. He has now made it in each of his two seasons in Indianapolis, as the NFL announced on Monday morning that Adams will be heading to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor.
Adams had another good year in 2015 as he started 13 games and recorded 76 tackles, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), six passes defensed, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and a sack. He finished tied for sixth in the NFL in interceptions and set a new career high by forcing three fumbles. In week five, Adams was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week as he recorded two picks in a win against the Texans. In addition, Adams also picked off Tom Brady (he returned it for a touchdown) and Peyton Manning this year (plus Ryan Fitzpatrick).
The Colts now have two players who will be heading to Hawaii for next Sunday's Pro Bowl game, and both are members of the secondary. Late last night, the league announced that Colts cornerback Vontae Davis is heading to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for the Broncos' Chris Harris, and then this morning the league announced that Adams would be joining his teammate for the all-star game. Prior to that, the Colts had no players voted to the Pro Bowl, an indication of the rough season that the franchise had. With alternates, however, they will have multiple players participating for the 18th consecutive season.
This year's Pro Bowl will be held on Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The annual Pro Bowl draft, in which players are assigned to teams, will take place on Wednesday.