On the fence
Travis Etienne, Brandon McManus, Brandon Scherff
Travis Etienne is in the top 10 in rushing yards and his 44 broken tackles are second among running backs. That should boost his case for the Pro Bowl. On the other hand, his production is lagging behind Derrick Henry, Raheem Mostert, and Josh Jacobs.
Etienne's nine total touchdowns stand out but his 3.7 yard-per-carry average could hurt his case. Unless he suddenly gets hot in what's left of the season, the nod will probably go to Mostert and Jacobs. Brandon McManus, for his part, has been pretty reliable and has shown his strong leg this season, going 5-of-7 in field goals of 50+ yards. Meanwhile, Justin Tucker is 1-of-5 in such attempts.
McManus' 88.5 percent overall rate in field goals is also among the best in the league. The only kicker in the AFC who's arguably been better than him is Dustin Hopkins (Cleveland Browns), who's gone 7-of-7 in attempts of more than 50 yards and has a 90.3 percent success rate. Heading into Week 13, Hopkins is in the driver's seat to represent the conference in the Pro Bowl but don't rule McManus out just yet.
Then, there's Brandon Scherff, who's already made the Pro Bowl five times in his career. The former first-round pick wasn't nearly as dominant in his first season in Jacksonville as he's previously been, but he has fared much better in 2023. True, he struggled against the Kansas City Chiefs, but other than that, Scherff has been a fixture of the Jaguars' offensive line.