Cole Beasley 2020 NFL All-Pro Selection Over Allen Robinson Is Absurd
The 2020 NFL All-Pro Teams have been announced, and they're causing controversy at the wide receiver position. Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley improbably made Second-Team All-Pro because he, Calvin Ridley and DK Metcalf all tied for the second slot on the Second Team with one vote. All three receivers will occupy the Second Team along with Minnesota Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson.
The fact that Beasley will make it over a stud like Allen Robinson is absurd on pretty much every level.
NFL All-Pro Team 2021
It's frustrating that one voter talked themselves into Beasley being worth one of the league's most prestigious honors and stole that recognition from other, more deserving receivers.
This season in the slot for Buffalo, Beasley totaled 82 receptions for 967 yards and 4 touchdowns through 15 games. Those aren't numbers to scoff at, but they don't scream "All-Pro worthy" either, especially for a receiver who wasn't the main option on his team.
Robinson, meanwhile, should've at least earned Beasley's single vote and been given Second Team honors. As the Chicago Bears' No. 1 receiver, he hauled in 102 receptions for 1,250 yards and 6 TDs. You can't look at Beasley's numbers and say they're better than Robinson's in any way.
Plus, Robinson put together the significantly more prolific campaign despite catching passes from Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles, while Beasley benefited from Josh Allen's MVP-caliber season.
Even if they're utilized differently in their respective systems, All-Pro teams are about highlighting the best of the best, not who plays their specific role well. Robinson fits the goal of recognizing the league's top talent much more than Beasley.
This feels like further disrespect to the Bears' season.
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