The Pro Bowl brings together the best of the best in the NFL for a game that celebrates the top players' impressive seasons. But did they miss some important players? Here's four guys that had stellar seasons but won't be playing in the Pro Bowl.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford: He became only the 4th player ever in NFL history to pass for over 5,000 yards in a season and threw 41 TDs which ranked 3rd among all QBs this season. He also led his team to a 10-6 record, the Lions best since 1995.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson: His 1,263 receiving yards ranked 9th overall in the NFL but his real value was his big play ability. He caught 15 TDs which was the 2nd most by a WR in the NFL and averaged 18.6 yards per catch which was 2nd among all WRs with at least 50 catches.

Broncos QB Tim Tebow: Tebow-mania hit the NFL in Week 6 and pretty soon he was the most exciting player of the season. He stepped in after the Broncos started 1-4 and turned them into a playoff team. In the playoffs, he shocked fans everywhere and led an upset of the Steelers in the first round.

Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware: He was a dominant force off the edge at a position that demands sacks. He delivered 19.5 sacks which was 2nd in the NFL this season.


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