Devin Hester Upset Patrick Peterson Got Pro Bowl Nod Over Him
Bears special teamer and wide receiver Devin Hester is considered to be the best return man in NFL history. He has a career-record 17 returns for touchdowns, and he is tied for the single-season lead for punt returns for a score (4) and kick returns (4). Arizona Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson tied Hester’s record with four punts returned for a score this season, and he earned the kick returner spot for the NFC Pro Bowl team. That has Hester pretty upset.
“Heck yeah I’m disappointed,” Hester said Friday. “I’m not going to lie. I was a little upset. But he did a job this year.”
Hester has three return touchdowns and actually has a higher punt return average (17.3 yards) than Peterson (15.9), but Patrick took more to the house. Hester is listed as the first alternate but he doesn’t expect Peterson to miss the game.
Hester is the more accomplished player, but Peterson made more of a difference this year and deserved the honor.