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Drew Brees will replace RGIII at Pro Bowl

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02:26 AM ET 01.10 | With news that Robert Griffin III had successful surgery Wednesday morning to repair his partially torn ACL and LCL muscles, it's obvious that he won't be playing in this year's Pro Bowl. Instead, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be taking RGIII's roster spot as an NFC's first alternate quarterback. While he wasn't initially chosen to the Pro Bowl team, Brees will nonetheless be attending his seventh career Pro Bowl, having made it now three years running. The last year Brees didn't play in the Pro Bowl was back in 2010 when Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and then Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb filled the three available spots. Brees did make the team that year, but McNabb was used as a replacement since Brees was a Super Bowl participant.

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Drew Brees, AP Photo/Dave Martin Drew Brees, AP Photo/Dave Martin
January 10, 2013  10:02 PM ET

If you weren't chosen, why bother. Then again, it's the Pro Bowl, why bother anyway?

January 10, 2013  10:04 PM ET

A trip to Hawaii can't be all bad

January 10, 2013  10:36 PM ET
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A trip to Hawaii can't be all bad

Thing is back in the old days when a million a year was a top earner, Hawaii was a deal. Now most players are looking for a way off that game.

January 10, 2013  10:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A trip to Hawaii can't be all bad

Especially all expenses paid.

January 10, 2013  11:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Thing is back in the old days when a million a year was a top earner, Hawaii was a deal. Now most players are looking for a way off that game.

AP isn't

January 11, 2013  01:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A trip to Hawaii can't be all bad

Back when a trip to the Pro Bowl meant you didn't have to start your second job for another week, the Pro Bowl meant something. Most the players now have their own exclusive condos on a beach somewhere or can get a trip to Hawaii comped by someone.

January 11, 2013  02:52 AM ET

Even rich people like to get something for free

January 11, 2013  07:02 AM ET

Extra $25k and $50k for the winners could mean something.

January 11, 2013  07:21 AM ET

......."to repair his partially torn ACL and LCL muscles" I didn't know he had muscles repaired, thought it was the ligaments. hmmmmmmmm.

January 11, 2013  07:41 AM ET

What not Tony Romo ?!?!?!?

January 11, 2013  07:42 AM ET
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A trip to Hawaii can't be all bad

Yep, a trip to Hawaii and a bonus. And it's not like anybody will get injured "playing" in a Pro Bowl. I'm surprised they put on pads.

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January 11, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Not a Bad Replacement!!!

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