The NFL Pro Bowl may not be happening this year, but the three New England Patriots selections still got a special keepsake sent to them in the mail this week.
On Wednesday, Stephon Gilmore and Jake Bailey shared photographs over social media of their 2021 Pro Bowl jerseys.
“If you know you know. 4th Pro Bowl”, Gilmore wrote on Twitter.
The 2021 Pro Bowl invitation marked the fourth of Gilmore’s career and his third consecutive as a Patriot.
Punter Jake Bailey also showed off his new threads, remarking on Instagram, “I grew up watching this game. It is unbelievable that I now have my own Pro Bowl jersey. I could not have done this without my teammates. Go Pats!!”
The second-year punter earned his first career Pro Bowl invite after averaging 45.6 net punt yards to lead the NFL and a single-season Patriots record. Bailey also placed 31 punts inside the 20-yard line, second-most in franchise history behind his own record of 36 in 2019.
Gilmore and Slater joined special teams captain Matthew Slater as the three Patriots representatives for the 2021 Pro Bowl.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL announced in November that the game would be replaced with a week-long virtual event featuring “celebrities, NFL Legends, current players, and streamers playing as the official Pro Bowl rosters” on the video game Madden NFL 21.
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