Nine Niners made the 2013 Pro Bowl on Wednesday. However, it is now a goal for those members of the San Francisco 49ers to not play in the game.
Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Frank Gore, Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner all would rather play in the Super Bowl than the league’s annual All-Star game.
Nonetheless, it was still remarkable for the 49ers to send nine players to the Pro Bowl for a second consecutive season. Furthermore, San Francisco led the NFL with nine Pro Bowl selections.
“The 49ers sent two-fifths of their starting offensive line and six members of their defense to the Pro Bowl,” noted ESPN.com’s Mike Sando.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee examined the nine Pro Bowl selections for San Francisco.
Barrows also looked at the 49ers options to replace injured wideout Mario Manningham.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com noted that the 49ers selections seemingly came in pairs.
Maiocco also checked in with first-round pick A.J. Jenkins who is ready to contribute to the 49ers offense.
49ers.com shared the conference calls from Pro Bowl newcomers A. Smith, Bowman, Whitner and Iupati. We also examined the team’s options after Manningham and the defense’s outlook on facing Arizona with the NFC West on the line.
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