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How Did Jason Verrett Fare in Pro Bowl Debut?

Look through the top photos from Jason Verrett's 2015 season.

Opportunities for cornerbacks are few and far between in Pro Bowls. 

Rules stipulate that teams cannot play nickel or dime packages, meaning only two corners are allowed on the field at a time. 

As such, Jason Verrett rotated in with Marcus Peters, Brent Grimes and Vontae Davis every other series.  Nonetheless, he had a number of impressive flashes in his Pro Bowl debut despite Team Rice falling 49-27.

Verrett's skills were on display throughout the game, especially the very beginning as he got the start opposite Peters.  Russell Wilson threw four passes on the first drive for Team Irvin.  The two thrown in Peters' direction were complete, including a 61-yard bomb to DeAndre Hopkins and a 14-yard TD strike to Julio Jones. Meanwhile, the two thrown toward Verrett fell incomplete as he forced Jones out of bounds in the end zone, and then prevented A.J. Green from corralling in a two-point conversion.

The second-year star made the Pro Bowl following a season in which he was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.  He led the Chargers with three interceptions and 11 passes defensed along with 47 tackles and two tackles for loss.  

Verret was selected 25th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Appearing in the league's annual All Star showcase just two years later, General Manager Tom Telesco weighed in with what he saw out of the cornerback back when he was a prospect at TCU.

"A lot of the skills we are starting to see now are what we saw in college.  That includes his athletic ability, the enthusiasm in which he plays and his skill set in how he plays against the pass and in the run game.  He just has a great feel for it.  It can be hard to find players with speed and cover ability that also have a very good feel to make plays on the football, whether it is breaking up the pass or making an interception.  He showed all that this season.  He had a very good year for us and we have high hopes for him moving forward as well."


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