I always wondered if guys got selected and go because another player didnt go for whatever reason, are they considered a pro bowler. For instance if Cruz gets selected as an alternate say if Jennings doesnt go because he is hurt or whatever, next year when the analyst mention cruz will they say the pro bowler victor cruz? Like how they say " the pro bowl player, 2 time pro bowler, or what have you?
Also, does it count if cruz makes it next year as a regular, will they say its his 2nd pro bowl? I personally think he should have made it over Jennings. Cruz over 70 catches for 1300+ yards and 7-9 tds. Jennings 63 for 9-something yards and about 6-9 tds. Micheal Irvin made a good point about how he looks at a recievers catches and the importance of most of his catches and said Jennings had alot of catches that were game changing and scoring plays is why Jennings deserved to make it; As if cruz didnt have " ANY " of those. Cruz had a hell of a lot of those for sure!!