The Cincinnati Bengals will be well represented in the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl.
Yet another player has made the game, and this time, it's cornerback Adam Jones. Jones was originally a fifth alternate, but after a slew of injuries (or supposed injuries) as well as Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib missing the game for the Super Bowl, Jones has made the Pro Bowl in place of Talib.
This will be the first time in Jones' 11-year (9 season) career that he's made the Pro Bowl. He was strongly in the running last year for a Pro Bowl berth, but that was as a return man. This time, Jones made the Pro Bowl because he became one of the NFL's premier corners.
Appearing in 14 games this season, Jones was the Bengals' No. 1 corner and someone who routinely locked down opposing receivers on the boundary. He was a big reason why the Bengals ranked fourth in passing yards allowed per pass attempt (6.6), ranked fifth in opponent passer rating (78.9) and allowed the second-fewest touchdown passes (18).
Jones also racked up 62 total tackles, 12 pass deflections and three interceptions this season. He was one of the game's few complete corners who was able to lock down guys in coverage while also getting physical in the run game. Jones even looked like a safety at times while often preventing big runs by opponents.
Jones also becomes the seventh Bengal to make the Pro Bowl this season, joining Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Tyler Eifert, A.J. Green, Reggie Nelson and Andrew Whitworth. While the Pro Bowl has often seen many players get in because of popularity and status in the NFL, it's safe to say all of these Bengals deserved this honor, including Jones who many felt was snubbed when the original rosters were set.