The Internet Is Loving That The Miami Dolphins Activated A White Cornerback Amidst The All-White vs All-Black Pro Bowl Debate

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How about THAT Rashard Mendenhall?

I only say that because the talk of the NFL as of late has been a hypothetical idea that would replace the pro bowl with all white versus all black team, which was first proposed by former Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick Rashard Mendenhall.

He took to X (formerly Twitter) to give his thoughts on…let’s just football:

“I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football. Y’all not even good at football. Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football? I’m better than your goat.”

The post has garnered a lot of attention, inspired someone to simulate the hypothetical game using the video game Madden, and even lead one of our writers to lay out entire rosters for each team. And it looks like we might need to update those lists, because a new player has just entered into the arena.

Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins decided to elevate cornerback Ethan Bonner from their practice squad to their roster, and to put it in layman’s terms, he’s a unicorn (a white cornerback). In the 2022 NFL season, there were no full-time white cornerbacks in the league, so for him to get the call up is a pretty big deal.

The decision obviously also got some discourse going on the all white versus all black pro bowl again, and you can view some of the best responses in the replies below:

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A beer bottle on a dock