A quick look at the five Saints in the Pro Bowl

Quarterback Drew Brees

Undoubtedly, he’d rather be at the Super Bowl and in the shoes of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson or Denver’s Peyton Manning. But Brees nonetheless impresses with his eighth Pro Bowl selection; it’s his seventh as a Saint (tying a franchise record) and sixth straight. The 13-year veteran passed for 5,162 yards and 39 TDs in the regular season. He finished second only to Manning in each category. He is one of four player captains for the game, and he helped ensure the four other Saints in the Pro Bowl were chosen for his side, Team Rice.

Right guard Jahri Evans

Evans made his fifth straight Pro Bowl and landed second-team all-pro honors in 2013. He has spent his entire eight-year career with the Saints — he has sat out only two contests, both this season; but he has played in and started all 135 of New Orleans’ other games, including the playoffs.

Tight end Jimmy Graham

Graham’s in the Pro Bowl for the second time in his four-year career. He topped the NFL in the regular season with 16 touchdown catches and the Saints with 1,215 receiving yards. He was the only Saint the Associated Press honored as a first-team all-pro. Brees and Team Jerry Rice chose Graham with the No. 2 overall selection.

Left guard Ben Grubbs

Grubbs made his first Pro Bowl following the 2011 campaign when he was with Baltimore, but he’s in Honolulu for the first time as a Saint after starting in all of New Orleans’ games this season. Like Evans, he was instrumental to the turnaround of the Saints’ rushing attack late in the season.

Defensive end Cameron Jordan

The Pro Bowl newbie of the Saints’ bunch. He earned his first invitation to Honolulu after finishing fifth in the NFL and first in New Orleans with 12.5 sacks in his third season as a pro. He has had his fun in Hawaii, even video-bombing Jimmy Graham during an interview.

Ramon Antonio Vargas