Tyrod Taylor is Heading to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl

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Seth Wenig/AP Images

Step aside Drew Bledsoe. Because for the first time in 13 seasons and since Mr. Doubleback Winery himself was under center, the Buffalo Bills are sending a quarterback to the Pro Bowl.

On Monday, the league announced that Tyrod Taylor will be taking Cam Newton’s place in the NFL’s All-Star game this weekend in Hawaii. T-2 was a major surprise this season as he finished top 10 in QB rating, Yds/Attempt and passes of 20+ yards or more along with rushing yards for a quarterback in his first real action as an NFL starter.

With the Pro Bowl nod, Taylor joins an impressive list of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Derek Carr and Eli Manning that are currently slated to play in the game. The young signal caller has much to work on this offseason to consistently perform at a high level, but it’s encouraging to see the recognition he’s already received in limited playing time.

He now becomes the fourth Buffalo Bills player to be named to the Pro Bowl directly or as an alternate this season, as Richie Incognito, LeSean McCoy and Eric Wood have also been recognized.