Can someone please explain to us how NY Giants linebacker Bobby Okereke was snubbed like this? Last offseason, the Giants signed the former Colts 'backer to a four-year deal and it's already looking like one of the best moves of the past decade.
Okereke was a monster for the Giants this season, playing every single snap from start to finish in 2023. That's unreal. With how well he played, it felt like a lock that he'd earn All-Pro Second Team honors at least. However, he was left off and Okereke himself couldn't believe it. He's now using this as motivation for next fall.
NY Giants LB Bobby Okereke not earning All-Pro honors is a joke
Just how good was the 6-1, 235-pounder this season for Brian Daboll and the NY defense? In his 17 games played, Okereke posted 149 total tackles, four forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks and two interceptions. While the Giants defense has issues at times with tackling, Okereke was as steady as can be.
The middle linebacker play for the Giants had been a major problem in previous years - there simply was no consistency. However, Okereke was a superstar and second-year LB Micah McFadden definitely took a step forward too.
Was McFadden perfect? Nope. However, he has plenty of people believing that he and Okereke can form a great duo in the middle of the defense for years to come. When Joe Schoen gave Okereke his $40 million contract, no one knew he'd be able to make this BIG of an impact in Year 1.
That's exactly what Okereke did and Giants Nation is fired up to see what he can do next season and beyond. No disrespect to Bobby Wagner, but there's no way he should have received Second Team All-Pro honors over Okereke. The Giants standout was robbed, plain and simple.