Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin has been named to the 2020 Pro Bowl as an alternate, according to a tweet from his agent, Tony Bonagura.
Griffin will join quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner on the NFC squad.
Although it is not confirmed, Griffin is probably replacing Richard Sherman, who will likely forego the game in order to focus on preparing for the Super Bowl as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Griffin will head to Orlando to participate in the festivities, making this a bit of a homecoming for the University of Central Florida product, whose campus resides in Orlando as well.
Griffin did not record an interception in 2019, a rarity for a Pro Bowl bound defensive back, but he did finish third in the NFL with 14 pass breakups, and his 55.9 completion percentage was among the best marks in the league.
Griffin was one of seven Pro Bowl alternates the Seahawks had, a list that includes wide receiver Tyler Lockett, tackle Duane Brown, running back Chris Carson, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, safety Quandre Diggs and guard Mike Iupati.
Injuries will likely keep the rest of the alternates from accepting an invite, should they be asked, so Seattle will likely settle for three player representatives along with their coaching staff, who will coach the NFC squad against Baltimore’s coaching staff and the AFC.
The game will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 12:00 p.m. PT.