As another lost season comes to a close, so does the 2017 Pro Bowl voting. While the Rams might not be any better than 4-12 in two weeks, they at least have two players going to the Pro Bowl.
It’s not exactly unsurprising, given that Aaron Donald is...well, Aaron Donald. He hasn’t hit double digit sacks (he only has seven on the year) but he still leads the league in QB hits:
Hekker is quietly having a record year - he’s only had one touchback and could break the NFL record for most punts inside the 20 yard line:
#Rams punter Johnny Hekker is on the verge of breaking an NFL record for punts downed inside the 20, having already tied it at 46.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) December 21, 2016
The Rams don’t have many other players who would even be considered, but it’s good that even in a down year (down decade? down generation?) the team has enough recognition that players like Hekker and Donald are rewarded.