Quarterback Tom Brady will represent the New England Patriots in the NFL Pro Bowl next month with teammates Wes Welker, Logan Mankis and Vince Wilfork. The contest will take place on Sunday, January 31st at Land Shark Stadium in Miami, exactly one week before Super Bowl XLIV. Despite showing his appreciation for being selected, Wilfork is currently turning his attention to more important things.
“Congrats to my teammates Brady, Welker and big Logan. Need the rest of these guys next year – Moss, Mayo, Meriweather, Warren and others,” said Wilfork. “Don’t get it twisted, I love the Pro Bowl but hope I can’t go because I will be at the Super Bowl the next week.”
Wes Welker ranks second to Andre Johnson in total receptions with 1336. Fellow Patriots receiver Randy Moss leads the league in touchdown catches while racking up 1,189 yards in 2009. Many have questioned the NFL’s decisions to leave Moss out of the loop. Wilfork was one of the more obvious choices this year as the main leader of New England’s defense. Mankis is known throughout the league for his toughness. Since joining the Patriots in 2005 he has yet to miss a single game. The AFC East champs are now preparing for their matchup against the Houston Texans this Sunday at Reliant Stadium.