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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: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Definitely looks like the entire Green Bay fan base voted several times to garner that many spots.  "Vote for me" must have been attached to every new sale of Cheesehead stock.
Let 'em have it, I say.  Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and Roman Harper are going to be busy preparing for the trophy the following week, so they said go ahead and give their spots to the remaining Green Bay squad not listed as a token gesture for not getting past the first round of the playoffs.  Saints hoist the Lombardi again!  Saints 37 - New England 24.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

sorry again I meant to toohottie10



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Sorry that comment was for sstambaugh



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Obviously you are a woman, who speaks based upon emotions not common sense, or you are hot for him. He is a decent football player who has a coach and a team that have put him in position to beat some mediocer teams. If Denver is serious they will get a real QB. Tebow will get hammered soon, wheather it be to the head and get cancussion syndrome or tear a knee...its going to happen. You can not expose you QB to the risks he is takng. I feel the same of Vick or anyone else that runs for any other reason than to get to a place of safety and slide. He is going down, I just hope its not in the playoffs against B-more, cause that means we didnt win the division.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:44 am
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Uhh...exactly.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:18 am
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

I don't see any names on that list that are NOT deserving of it.  I would argue the fact that David Akers has to be on there though with the year he is having.  I believe he's missed only 1 FG of 50 + yards and set the record for the 49ers points in a season, breaking Jerry Rice's previous record.  Mason Crosby might be the only exception of  someone who is on there because his team is leading the league in wins.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:18 am
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Yeah thats why Rodgers lost to the lowly Chiefs. And Tebow lost to two offensive threats.. And in the New England game, he put up points, but he cant play defense too. And if the ball wasnt turned over 3 times in their territory, it would be a different ball game. And going to the University of Florida is not such a bad thing. You will hear more, and see more of Tebow. I can assure you of that.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:01 am
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Tebow?  Jesus. 



Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:58 am
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

Nope both teams will be in the Super Bowl so you won't see any of them.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:27 am
 

Rodgers tops Pro Bowl voting; Tebow third AFC QB

So we're going to watch the Packers vs the Ravens?  So dumb.


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