Former Utes QB Tyler Huntley a surprise addition to Pro Bowl roster

Huntley was a fourth alternate to make the NFL’s Pro Bowl roster.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) throws against the Chicago Bears during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov 21. 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Somehow, someway, Tyler Huntley will be among the NFL’s best on Feb. 5 for the Pro Bowl.

The current Baltimore Ravens and former Utah Utes quarterback was picked to replace injured Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen.

Huntley playing in the Pro Bowl this year is a surprise to say the least. He passed for just two touchdowns the entire season after playing in only six games. He has the lowest touchdown total of any Pro Bowler since 1975. Huntley was actually the fourth alternate at his position, per ESPN.

Five quarterbacks had to be indisposed in order for Huntley to get his invitation. Patrick Mahomes, who was named the starter in December, is playing in the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. Allen and Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow were the backups, but are injured.

The three alternates — Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins, Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson — are also all injured.

Prominent personalities on Twitter were so shocked by Huntley’s addition that they called for an end to the Pro Bowl once and for all.

But Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson tweeted in support of Huntley.

“If we know the pro bowl is stupid.. why are we taking personal shots at Tyler Huntley, you guys don’t know what it’s like to be a backup then get a shot. Then go to the pro bowl. Well I will say it! Congratulations,” Dodson wrote.