The Pittsburgh Steelers have some serious offensive weapons on their roster. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, DeAngelo Williams, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller all are considered to be some of the best at their respective positions throughout the 2015 season. However, due to injuries, suspensions or lack of consistency, these players have essentially been forgotten by the fan voting process for the 2015 Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl is a meaningless game which is more about the title than the game itself, but fans certainly still want to see their favorite players represented in the annual All Star game. The only problem is, there is only one player who looks as if he will be making the trek to the Pro Bowl.
Looking at the Steelers who were listed in the Top 10 at their positions, it certainly makes fans shake their head when looking at the list.
The biggest farce of them all would be Ben Roethlisberger being the 10th highest vote getter at the QB position. Plain and simple, there is no way there are 9 quarterbacks in the NFL who should even be considered as better than Roethlisberger, even with him missing 4 games due to injury. Roethlisberger's statistics are among the best in the league, and if you average out his production to a 16-game season, he would be near the top of the NFL in terms of yards, yards per game and other critical statistics at the quarterback position.
Antonio Brown being the second best wide receiver is certainly another debate to ensue, as Odell Beckham Jr. is considered the top ranked receiver, in terms of fan voting for the Pro Bowl, but Brown is a lock to make it to the Pro Bowl for another season.
Other than Brown and Roethlisberger, DeAngelo Williams finally cracked the top 10 running backs in the league, while David DeCastro and Mike Mitchell did the same at their respective positions. All are ranked 10th at their position. Punter Jordan Berry is the only player to be ranked higher than 9th, as he is the 6th ranked punter in the NFL. Will Johnson was the 9th ranked full back in the league, rounding out the Steelers on the Pro Bowl voting list.
As stated earlier, the Pro Bowl has essentially been turned into a joke. No one watches the game, veterans will make up injuries so they don't have to go and at the game no one tries. The voting process is only to give players the label of 'Pro Bowler'. Nonetheless, the Steelers are hoping no one will be playing in the Pro Bowl, as they hope to be playing in much bigger contest the following week - the Super Bowl.