Sheldon Richardson has been chosen to represent the Jets in the Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Gerald McCoy of Tampa Bay.
Richardson had a strong season, despite the Jets’ struggles, racking up 8 sacks and 66 tackles. The Jets’ defensive line has been one of the league’s best throughout Richardson’s tenure, and should continue to be the backbone of the defense.
With the Jets’ new defensive coordinator transitioning from a defensive line coach, Richardson should expect to remain the focal point of defensive schemes, along with Muhammad Wilkerson, Damon Harrison, and Quinton Coples. At the end of the worst season in recent history, at least the Jets can receive this one accolade, and Richardson can take his rightful place in Phoenix.