If Matthew Stafford is upset about missing out on the Pro Bowl despite leading all NFC quarterbacks in passing yards, he's not showing it. Stafford insisted Wednesday that that he's not bothered by the lack of respect that he gets from voters when it comes to the NFL's annual all-star game. In nine seasons, Stafford, the Detroit Lions' career leader in passing yards, has never been voted into the game and has only played in it once as an alternate in 2015. "It’s not my place to get bugged," Stafford said. "I don’t worry too much about that kind of stuff. I just go out there and play. And like I said, I mean Cincinnati’s the team that’s in front us. That’s what I’m focused on. Wasn’t even really aware that all that stuff was coming out. Just going out there and trying to prepare for these guys." Carson Wentz was chosen as the starting quarterback for the NFC team in Pro Bowl voting announced Tuesday, with Drew Brees and Russell Wilson as his backups.
Matthew Stafford: 'Not my place to get bugged' about Pro Bowl snub
Detroit Free Press | Dec 20