Is there a single player on the Bengals team more deserving? For years now, Andrew Whitworth has played exceptionally well at left tackle for the Bengals. He has been one of the best pass-protecting left tackles in the game, consistently keeping Andy Dalton, and Carson Palmer before him, clean of pressure from the blind side. He has also been a leader and a strong locker-room presence for a young team that need a good leader.

On Tuesday it was announced that Andrew Whitworth will be going to his first pro bowl. He was an alternate and will be taking the place of Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady, who won't be attending the pro bowl due to an injury. Whitworth is the fourth player to be named to the AFC pro bowl team. He'll be joined by defensive tackle Geno Atkins, wide receiver A.J. Green and tight end Jermaine Gresham.

Whitworth, 31, said, "the old guy gets to join them," when he was asked how it felt to be joining the other three Bengals in Hawaii as all three of them are 24 years old.