New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will replace Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III, who recently underwent surgery to repair a significant knee injury, on the NFC Pro Bowl roster, the Saints have announced.
Drew Brees will replace Robert Griffin III on the NFC Pro Bowl roster #Saints
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 9, 2013
Brees becomes the third Saints’ player named to the Pro Bowl this season, also including punter Thomas Morstead and offensive lineman Jahri Evans. The selection marks Brees’ seventh to the Pro Bowl, his sixth with the Saints.
While the Saints put together a disappointing 2012 campaign, Brees once again posted solid numbers for New Orleans. The 12-year pro completed 63.0 percent of his passes for 5,177 yards with 43 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.