Trio of Buffalo Bills Voted Into the 2018 Pro Bowl
There will be a respectable Buffalo contingent at this year’s Pro Bowl, as three Bills made the squad for the AFC. Micah Hyde, Richie Incognito and LeSean McCoy were voted to the league’s all-star game by coaches, players and NFL fans.
For Hyde, it’s his first career Pro Bowl nod.
“It sounds weird doesn’t it,” Hyde asked rhetorically. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s just a blessing. I love every bit of it.”
The safety got the second chapter of his career off to a flying start in Buffalo after signing with the club as a free agent this past spring. Hyde had four interceptions in his first five games with the Bills, helping them to a 5-2 start under first-year head coach Sean McDermott.
“Coach brought me in and gave me an opportunity to just be myself and put what went on in the past, in the past. He told me to go out and have fun and play football,” Hyde said. “I honestly didn’t even think about the whole Pro Bowl stuff coming into the season. I just wanted to help out the team the best way I could. So the whole individual accolades and stuff were never really on my radar. I just didn’t think about it. It’s just a blessing. I’m excited that around the league I’m getting some respect from other players and teams and coaches.
“Playing alongside someone like Jordan Poyer, we’ve both gotten better because of each other. Just talking, communicating, watching film together. He’s a big reason why I’m able to call myself a Pro Bowl safety. I wish he was a part of that also.”
Hyde currently ranks second in the league in interceptions with five. He’s also second in the league in pass breakups among safeties with 12 and he’s third on the Bills in tackles. The safety has already set single-season career highs in all three of those statistical categories.
Pro Football Focus also ranked Hyde third in their coverage rankings for safeties with a rating of 90.6.