There’s no question how good Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Zack Martin is.
The sixth year right guard has become a perennial All-Pro candidate, and is largely considered not only one of the best players on his team, but one of the league’s best as well. A former first round pick back in 2014, the Cowboys certainly expected big things from Martin right from the start, but he has far exceeded anyone’s realistic realm of expectations.
In fact, he could put himself in some very rare and elite company if elected to another Pro Bowl this season. Martin needs just this selection in 2019 to become one of the five offensive linemen to ever be invited to the Pro Bowl in each of their first six seasons.
The others? Well, just some current and future Hall of Famers like Lou Creekmur, Jon Morris (the Patriots Hall of Fame, that is), Joe Thomas, and Richmond Webb.
Zack Martin is on a Hall of Fame trajectory, and has been since his rookie season. While Pro Bowl selections may not be a key criteria for making the Hall, they are indicative of being among the best at your position for that season. Martin has been undoubtedly at the top of his position group since he entered the league, and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Barring injury, I’d be shocked if Zack Martin didn’t earn Pro Bowl honors this season, and continue to cement himself among the all time greats across the offensive line.