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Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:52 pm
 
Aaron Rodgers led the way in all Pro Bowl voting.(Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

We've wondered whether or not Tim Tebow is a Pro-Bowl candidate before this year and the answer is probably "no." But that doesn't matter when it comes to Pro-Bowl voting, where Tebow was the third-highest vote getter among AFC quarterbacks.

Aaron Rodgers, named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, was the top vote-getter among all NFL players, pulling in 1,581,982 votes from fans. Tom Brady was second among all NFL players with 1,454,311 votes. Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and tight end Rob Gronkowski joined Brady in the top 10, via NFL.com:

Top-10 Pro Bowl Vote Getters
Player Position Team Votes
Aaron Rodgers
QB Packers 1,581,982
Tom Brady
QB Patriots 1,454,311
Drew Brees
QB Saints 1,188,893
Calvin Johnson
WR Lions 1,180,777
Wes Welker
WR Patriots 1,133,787
LeSean McCoy
RB Eagles 962,824
Rob Gronkowski
TE Patriots 936,886
Ben Roethlisberger
QB Steelers 935,535
Adrian Peterson
RB Vikings 925,554
Mike Wallace
WR Steelers 923,073

So, yeah, breaking: the Patriots and Steelers are popular! Also popular? Tebow.

AFC Pro Bowl Leaders by Position
Offense Defense
Player Pos Team Votes Player Pos Team Votes
Tom Brady
QB Patriots 1,454,311 Andre Carter
DE Patriots 511,693
Arian Foster
RB Texans 896,804 Haloti Ngata
DT Ravens 592,603
Vonta Leach
FB Ravens 149,801 Terrell Suggs
OLB Ravens 546,851
Wes Welker
WR Patriots 1,133,787 Ray Lewis
MLB Ravens 413,222
Rob Gronkowski
TE Patriots 936,886 Darrelle Revis
CB Jets 561,986
Michael Oher
OT Ravens 327,644 Troy Polamalu
SS Steelers 230,649
Logan Mankins
G Patriots 337,844 Ed Reed
FS Ravens 198,075
Maurkice Pouncey
C Steelers 376,457 Shane Lechler
P Raiders 228,782
Sebastian Janikowski
K Raiders 244,512 Joe McKnight
KR Jets 140,926

Once again, I'll point out that the Ravens and Patriots are popular (and also good at what they do), along with the Steelers. Brendon Ayanbadejo was the leading "special teams" vote-getter, with 106,515. On the NFC side, well, I hope you like the Packers:

NFC Pro Bowl Leaders by Position
Offense Defense
Player Pos Team Votes Player Pos Team Votes
Aaron Rodgers
QB Packers 1,581,982 Jared Allen
DE Vikings 784,527
LeSean McCoy
RB Eagles 962,824 Justin Smith
DT 49ers 525,578
John Kuhn
FB Packers 322,260 DeMarcus Ware
OLB Cowboys 581,554
Calvin Johnson
WR Lions 1,180,777 Patrick Willis
MLB 49ers 581,554
Jimmy Graham
TE Saints 725,612 Charles Woodson
CB Packers 763,198
Chad Clifton
OT Packers 392,106 Roman Harper
SS Saints 147,542
T.J. Lang
G Packers 327,740 Morgan Burnett
FS Packers 223,292
Scott Wells
C Packers 436,693 Andy Lee
P 49ers 161,812
Mason Crosby
K Packers 184,665 Devin Hester
KR Bears 268,293

For the NFC, Jarrett Bush of the Packers received the most special teams votes with 134,696. (And yes, I suppose I could have kick returners on the offense side, but I'm not trying to have my tables be all uneven. Oh no I'm not.)

Naturally, none of this means any of these guys are guaranteed to make the Pro Bowl -- the fan vote only counts as one-third of the total. The players vote is worth two-thirds. But there's a good chance that many of these guys will end up in the Pro Bowl.

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Comments

Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Remeber the fan voting only counts 1/3 of the final vote so some of these Packers mostle the OL guys won't win after all votes from coaches and players are added up. Of course they will get huge fan vote numbers over New Orleans and San Francisco players for they have a bigger nationwide following and they won the Super Bowl last year and players usually get more votes the following year.



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Rodgers and Brady probally wont be playing as half of the rosters wont be , as the pats and packers will be playing in the superbowl



Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Packers have a first round bye...



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Hey Saints fans, What is more important Yardage or TD"s thrown for? Oh yeah Rodgers has completed 72% of his completions to Wide Receivers which is much more impressive then Brees dumping off to RB's and getting a lot of the yardage as in D. Sproles after the catch, Oh I forgot Brees and the Saints have thrown the Ball at least 100 more times than the Pakers. Brees is great don't get me wrong, but does not deserve Pro Bowl start over Rodgers. One last thing 14 wins with a defense that gives up a huge amount of yardage, enough said.






Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

You ask any football fan outside of San Diego who is Eric Weddle and no one would know. If stats was the determining factor, Drew Brees should be over Rodgers & Brady.



Since: Dec 8, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Do they use back-up placekickers in this game? I don't see how Mason Croscby could be ahead of David Akers, who just set a season kicking record.  I guess it's a Green Bay thing. Pack-Pack-Pack-Pack-Pack.



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Does anyone really care? Although the best sport, they have the worst all star game around. I'm a huge NFL fan but havent watched this game in 20 years. I could care less.

Agreed, go ahead and have your balloting, and give us the results.  Actually playing the game with guys that were 4th or 5th on the list is pointless.

 



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Does anyone really care? Although the best sport, they have the worst all star game around. I'm a huge NFL fan but havent watched this game in 20 years. I could care less.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Saints hoist the Lombardi again!
Yep. They will hoist their XLIV trophy in anger as they consume vast quantities of sour grape wine watching the Packers in the Super Bowl.

It's smart to put a lot of Packers in the Pro Bowl, because when they are in the Super Bowl, the NFL can add a host of other players to the Pro Bowl and get more publicity across NFL cities as their guys are inserted into the Pro Bowl vacancies. Between the Super Bowl players and the injuries, and those who simply decline the invite, there are too many guys with Pro Bowl credentials. Not nearly as exclusive as it once was.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Ed Reed is clearly getting the votes on name alone. Eric Weddle is the better choice for the Pro Bowl. Just look at the numbers...
 





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