Another year, and another win for your Cleveland Browns, albeit in the Pro Bowl. The tragic sports news yesterday didn’t have me in the mood at all to check out the game on Sunday like I usually do, but let’s still touch on how things went down.
The Cleveland Browns had three representatives at the 2020 Pro Bowl: RB Nick Chubb, WR Jarvis Landry, and OG Joel Bitonio. Here is a recap of his performance and the aftermath.
AFC - 38
NFC - 33
Each Browns player received $70,000 for the victory, along with everyone else on the AFC team. Everyone on the NFC team received $35,000 in bonus money (source). Oftentimes, the players use that extra money to help fund friends and family coming down (airfare, hotel, meals, etc), so there is something to fight for as the game goes on.
RB Nick Chubb - Chubb was the AFC’s starting running back and had 4 carries for 23 yards (5.8 YPC). He was also targeted on one pass.
WR Jarvis Landry - Despite being banged up during the season, Landry still played in the Pro Bowl. He caught 4 passes for 34 yards and was targeted 10 times. But where he really got to shine was as the MVP and sole survivor of the dodgeball game earlier in the week, overcoming the odds with some incredible catches:
JARVIS LANDRY.— NFL (@NFL) January 24, 2020
Don't miss this Dodgeball performance for the ages. @God_Son80#ProBowlSkills pic.twitter.com/0yGr4mPE3A
OG Joel Bitonio - While Landry and Chubb started the same, Bitonio was a reserve. There were no “lineman catches” for Bitonio during the game, so let’s highlight something from earlier in the week: him taking a picture with a family at Walt Disney World! Having went to Orlando last March myself, it’s fun to be able to have some perspective of where things are in the city and within Walt Disney World.
We are at @WaltDisneyWorld for family fun, but also representing our Cleveland @Browns — family style! Who would have guessed we would meet @JoelBitonio! Thanks for taking a pic with us, Joel. Looking at the picture, I’m smiling like a 10 year old boy! Awesome. #DawgCheck pic.twitter.com/PwjyEj6ST9— Michael Ombrello (@MichaelOmbrello) January 26, 2020
QB Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens was the Offensive MVP, and DE Calais Campbell of the Jacksonville Jaguars was the Defensive MVP.