Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay added to Pro Bowl roster
Kenny Golladay is flying under the radar no more.
Golladay, who led the Detroit Lions with 65 catches for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an alternate Tuesday.
Bypassed for selection in December, Golladay said it would have been "huge" to go in just his third NFL season.
“I feel like I’m just still flying under the radar right now, which is cool with me," he said at the time. "Just try to look forward to something next year."
A third-round pick out of Northern Illinois in 2017, Golladay had a breakout season this fall, and it came despite playing with three starting quarterbacks.
He led the NFL in touchdown catches and became the first receiver in franchise history to have two 1,000-yard seasons in his first three years in the league. In 2018, he had a team-best 1,063 yards receiving.
After the season, Golladay said playing with Matthew Stafford and in coordinator Darrell Bevell's offense was a big part of his success.
"I mean, he finds ways to get me open, get me the ball," Golladay said of Bevell. "I’m very appreciative of him. I love the offense. I feel like we can be very explosive."
Golladay, the first Lions receiver selected for the Pro Bowl since Calvin Johnson in the 2015 season, is in line for a potential contract extension this offseason that could pay him more than $15 million annually.
He told the Free Press in December that he hoped to sign a long-term deal to stay in Detroit.
Golladay joins cornerback Darius Slay, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, as the only Lions selected for the game, which is Sunday in Orlando. He replaces Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin, who pulled out because of injury.