The Jacksonville Jaguars didn't have a lot of Pro Bowl candidates, but the one player who was one made it as an alternate in defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks. With how the Pro Bowl works, it's very likely Marks ends up playing in the game, especially since Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is injured.
Marks will be the first defensive tackle to step in as either an injury replacement or if one of the other players named to the Pro Bowl pull out for any reason.
Originally signed as a free agent in the 2013 season on a one-year deal, Marks quickly established himself as a force inside on the Jaguars defensive line and was awarded with a four-year, $18 million deal. Marks has since arguably outplayed that deal, doubling his sack total from last season and even hitting an escalator worth $600,000 for the amount of sacks he has.
Marks can hit double-digit sacks on the season if he has a good game on Sunday, which will be the first time a Jaguars defender has done so since Bobby McCray.