Russell Wilson's potential path to Pro Bowl

Aaron Rodgers' withdrawal from the Pro Bowl moves Seattle Seahwaks rookie Russell Wilson one step closer to playing in the game.

Wilson was the third alternate for the annual all-star game.

Rodgers, Robert Griffin III and Matt Ryan were the three quarterbacks named to the NFC roster. Griffin is already out while recovering from knee surgery. Ryan would be out if his Atlanta Falcons advanced to the Super Bowl.

Drew Brees was named to the game as the first alternate. Eli Manning was the second alternate.

Wilson would be named to the NFC roster if Ryan were in the Super Bowl or if one of the other alternates skipped the game.