The Tennessee Titans haven’t been all to familiar with the Pro Bowl the last couple years.

With a combined 5-27 record the last two seasons, the only guys from Nashville who were in the NFL’s All-Star game were alternate replacements. Jurrell Casey and Delanie Walker have proven to the NFL that they deserve to be Pro Bowlers. And this season, a lot of their teammates should be right there with them.

The Pro Bowl is back to being an AFC vs NFC game played in Orlando. Heading into the final month, these Titans are on their way to having their flights booked to Orlando in late January.

Titans Potential Pro Bowlers – Offense

QB – Marcus Mariota

Titans Mariota

PRO BOWL PROBABILITY: HIGH 

The Titans second year quarterback has played incredible down the stretch. Mariota leads the AFC in touchdown passes (25), is fourth in the conference in passing yards (2,998), and second in the AFC in quarterback rating (101.9).

ESPN Screenshot.
ESPN Screenshot.

Mariota has limited his mistakes, as of late. After struggling out of the gate with five interceptions in the first four games, Mariota has only thrown three picks in the last eight games. Mariota does have seven fumbles this season, however he hasn’t had a turnover in the last three games.

When looking at the other QB’s who are candidates for the Pro Bowl, don’t forget Mariota’s legs. The “Flyin’ Hawaiian” is third in the NFL (behind Tyrod Taylor and Colin Kaepernick) in rushing yards by QB’s with 310.

And, he’s the only QB in the league who can do these things.

RB – DeMarco Murray

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PRO BOWL PROBABILITY: HIGH 

Jon Robinson might win the NFL’s Executive of the Year Award based on this trade, alone. DeMarco Murray has returned to Pro Bowl form after disappearing last season in Philly. Murray is second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,043) and seventh in rushing touchdowns (8).

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ESPN Screenshot.

But, Murray is more than just a runner for the Titans. His 45 receptions are tied for fourth among NFL running backs. Murray has 12 total touchdowns once you add in his three receiving and one passing score. Murray has been able to do it all for Tennessee. He’s a sure lock to make the Pro Bowl.

TE – Delanie Walker

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PRO BOWL PROBABILITY: MEDIUM

Delanie Walker is the second best tight end in the NFL, behind Rob Gronkowksi. No argument. His 49 catches lead the Titans and his 657 yards and six TDs are both good for second on the team. As for the AFC, Delanie leads all other tight ends in touchdowns and is second in yards and third catches (Travis Kelce, KC leads both).

Normally, only two tight ends make it from each conference. Walker will have to battle out Kelce for the second spot since Gronk will never lose a popularity contest. Delanie definitely needs to finish strong down the stretch and get into the end zone a few more times. He’s had three TDs in the last four games, however with the emergence of Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe the ball has been spread out more.

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NFL.com screenshot.

LT – Taylor Lewan

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Titansonline.com

PRO BOWL PROBABILITY: MEDIUM

You might think Taylor Lewan is a total bonehead for his costly penalties and the ejection from the Packers game. But, the third year left tackle has become one of the best in the entire NFL. It’s hard for fans to vote on offensive linemen for the Pro Bowl, but Pro Football Focus has made it easier for fans to be able to see which linemen are actually rated the highest. Lewan has been in the top five tackles in the league the entire year. He’s risen to the third highest rated left tackle and even made PFF’s No. 1 NFL breakout player.

Lewan might not get named to the Pro Bowl this season, because of the negative connotation he has brought upon himself with penalties and the ejection. But, how many left tackles in the NFL could score a TD on a screen pass?

Titans Potential Pro Bowlers – Defense

OLB – Brian Orakpo

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Titansonline.com

PRO BOWL PROBABILITY: MEDIUM 

Brian Orakpo started this season like a bat out of hell. The veteran pass rusher had seven sacks within a five game span from weeks two to six. At that point, Orakpo was tied for the NFL lead in sacks. Everyone thought he would ease his way into a Pro Bowl spot at that pace.

However, in the last six weeks Orakpo has cooled off. He’s been held sackless in five of those six games, but did sack Aaron Rodgers twice, three games ago. Orakpo is tied for fourth in the AFC in sacks (9) trailing only Dee Ford (10), Lorenzo Alexander (10) and Von Miller (12.5).

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ESPN Screenshot.

In my opinion, to make the Pro Bowl, Orakpo would need to rack up his sack numbers in the final four games. I would guess 13 sacks would be a number to shoot for.

DT – Jurrell Casey

USA Today
USA Today

PRO BOWL PROBABILITY: MEDIUM

Jurrell Casey only has three sacks this season, but that doesn’t mean he’s having a down year. By looking around to his left and right, you notice his impact. Both outside pass rushers Derrick Morgan and Orakpo are approaching double-digit sacks. Casey’s presence has also led to better play from Daquan Jones, Angelo Blackson and others.

Casey’s reputation would allow him to get back into the Pro Bowl. I doubt he’ll be able to make it because usually sack numbers grab the attention over what is actually good football. He’s still one of the top interior defensive linemen in the game.