Chicago Bears All-Pro snub No. 1: T.J. Edwards
As far as All-Pro voting goes, linebacker seems to be where the voters got it most wrong.
Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers
Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints
Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
Quincy Williams, New York Jets
Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens
So, these are the 2023 All-Pro linebackers. Nice list, eh?
Here is how T.J. Edwards did this season, just to see if it compares at all with those who were voted in.
T.J. Edwards 2023 season stats
17 G; 155 tackles (91 solo, 64 assisted); 2.5 sacks; 8 TFLs; 3 INTs; 1 FF
In a vacuum, it's hard to argue how T.J. Edwards was left off the list. As a Chicago Bears fan, it's maddening to see players — year after year — not get in when the performance shows no indication of why that's happening.
The main reason it really sucks is because some of these players, especially those like T.J. Edwards who have bounced around a little, use these incentives for leverage on getting their next contract. They can either plead their case to stay with the current team, or they can make a pitch for a different team to pay them more.
For a popularity contest to have as much impact on non-household names is unfortunate, and in this instance, T.J. Edwards is getting the Chicago Bears' Roquan Smith treatment.
If Edwards, for some reason, goes to the Buffalo Bills next season, he'll be a First-Team All-Pro without a doubt.