While running back LeSean McCoy was the only Buffalo Bills player to officially make the 2015 Pro Bowl, four of his Bills teammates have been named as alternates for the NFL's all-star game.
First-year quarterback Tyrod Taylor, center Eric Wood, left guard Richie Incognito, and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus were all listed as alternates for the game, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Taylor, who was also recently listed as a top free agent signing of the 2015 off-season by ESPN, has led the Bills to a 6-6 record in the games he has started. Through those 12 games Taylor ranks fifth in the NFL in quarterback rating, with 20 touchdowns to only five interceptions. He also has 450 rushing yards and three more touchdowns.
If eventually chosen, a 2016 Pro Bowl appearance will be the third for Dareus in his five-year career. The selection would follow a relatively quiet season which saw him play stellar run defense, but which has been limited to only two sacks after he registered 10 last season.
As important drivers of the Bills' league-best rushing attack, Incognito could possibly see his second Pro Bowl appearance, and long-time center Wood would be making his first trip to Honolulu if selected as an alternate.