Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting

Reuters

Aaron Rodgers is having one of the greatest seasons for any quarterback in NFL history, and the fans are taking notice.

Rodgers leads all other players in Pro Bowl voting through November 14, with 589,801 ballots cast for the Packers quarterback at NFL.com.

He leads Patriots quarterback Tom Brady by more than 52,000 votes.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is the highest non-quarterback and the third overall leading vote-getter, with 487,547.  Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has 469,117.  Pats receiver Wes Welker is fifth on the list, with 430,945.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Packers receiver Greg Jennings (399,521), Saints quarterback Drew Brees (396,436), Bills running back Fred Jackson (384,771), Steelers receiver Mike Wallace (377,615), and Bears running back Matt Forte (348,880).

The leaders by position in the AFC are Brady, Jackson, Chargers fullback Jacob Hester, Welker, Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski, Ravens tackle Michael Oher, Patriots guard Logan Mankins, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, Jets kick returner Joe McKnight, Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney, Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu, Ravens free safety Ed Reed, Raiders punter Shane Lechler, and Ravens special-teamer Brendan Ayanbadejo.

In the NFC, the leaders are Rodgers, Peterson, Packers fullback John Kuhn, Johnson, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Packers tackle Chad Clifton, Packers guard T.J. Lang, Packers center Scott Wells, Packers kicker Mason Crosby, Bears kick returner Devin Hester, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, Packers inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, Saints strong safety Roman Harper, Packers free safety Morgan Burnett, 49ers punter Andy Lee, and Packers special-teamer Jarrett Bush.

Voting remains open at NFL.com/probowl until the conclusion of the Steelers-49ers Monday Night Football game on December 19.  The Pro Bowl will be played at 7:00 p.m. ET on January 29, and televised by NBC.

71 responses to “Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting

  1. How is Charles Tillman not getting any votes?

    and Randall Cobb???

    no wonder the probowl is a joke, watch Brandon Merriweather make it as an alternate again.

  2. Looks like Packers fans have been deliriously exuberant. This is a good illustration of why Pro Bowl honors shouldn’t be used by player personnel people.

    Lang? Jarrett Bush? Morgan Burnett? Really? Clifton’s been out. Where’s Josh Sitton? He clearly deserves a Pro Bowl nod. Matthews is playing better than last year. Where’s he?

  3. If Roman Harper is the NFC’s starting strong safety, then the game has completely lost all meaning.

    And this is coming from a Saints fan.

  4. Pro Bowl selections would mean more if guys actually went and players didn’t get in because 4 or 5 guys didn’t want to go.

    Pro Bowl shouldn’t even be an actual game. Just name two teams and that is the honor. No game. Exhibition football is dumb.

  5. they might as just well say “the Packers will be starting for the NFC.” its a little ridiculous. how is Patrick Willis not leading the ILB vote?

  6. The chances of Aaron Rodgers (or any other Packer for that matter) playing in this season’s Pro Bowl are nil.

  7. I think this year, the Pro Bowl MVP should get the prize of never having to play in this ridiculously boring game again.

    My favorite part is when no one actually shows up. Although I’m still more impressed with a pro-bowler than a gold glover. Derek Jeter? Really?

  8. @calloustongue

    “Rodgers won’t be playing in the Pro Bowl. I think you know why.”

    Coming up with the world’s least creative touchdown celebration is hardly a reason to ban him from the Pro Bowl.

  9. For the first time in my life I just completed a pro-bow “ballot” on NFL.com. When I finished it asked me if I wanted to vote again. Ummm, this is why no one takes this crap seriously. Any team can send a bunch of troll fans into their mom’s basement and spend hours upon hours voting. No credibility in the selection process at all.

  10. Rogers?? It’s about time Carlos Rogers is getting the recognition he never got and always deserved! Good for Rogers!!

  11. I’ve actually voted twice but just because I’m a Niners fan doesn’t mean I find every 49er and vote for them whether they deserve it or not (like GB fans seem to be doing).

    As for how they are playing, Woodson is the only GB defender who should be getting a lot of votes. Desmond Bishop wouldn’t even be the 2nd best ILB for the Niners.

    Of course, the MOST ridiculous of all these is Michael Oher at AFC tackle. Evidently quality of play is less important than box office draw.

  12. “If Roman Harper is the NFC’s starting strong safety, then the game has completely lost all meaning.
    And this is coming from a Saints fan.”

    Are you even watching our games? He’s having a hell of a season, leading all DBs in sacks and the team in tackles. I’ve never been a fan of Harper, but last year and this, he’s been an absolute beast.

  13. As a packer fan I find this fairly ridiculous. Love my team but some of these guys are not the best at their positions, not even close. In my objective opinion I would say Rodgers, Jennings, Wells from the offense. Woodson, Mathews from the D and Crosby for the K.

  14. Nov 17, 2011 8:12 AM
    Rodgers won’t be playing in the Pro Bowl. I think you know why.

    Lets not “kiss the ring” just yet. Back in 09, the same Packer team had to run the clock out in the final posession to beat a flawed, but hard hitting 49er team….Alex Smith played well, and got to within 6 points late – and Aaron Kampman was knocked out for the season and so was Al Harris.

    We also know how “undefeated” worked out for the Brady bunch. The Lions pretty much had the blueprint…knock Aaron Rodgers out of the game, and the Niners play solid defense.

    The flipside is the eventual Alex Smith interception is coming, and the Pack are the leader in INTS (17) and are tied in INTS returned for TD’s (3). Frank Gore is not completely healthy, either.

  15. “Pro Bowl shouldn’t even be an actual game. Just name two teams and that is the honor. No game. Exhibition football is dumb.”

    I agree. Instead of playing a game do some football activity to raise money for a charity (s)

  16. Congratulations Aaron. You are a true champion and destiny decrees you will earn many Super Bowl rings.

    May your arm stay mighty and may your MVP awards exceed those of your predecessor young Gladiator.

    You are the hero of us all and because of you and your team of immortals the world will start using the word dynasty to describe this team again.

  17. “ninjapleazee says:
    Nov 17, 2011 7:55 AM
    Suh? LOL this must be a joke.. the “MONSTER” hasn’t done jack but run his mouth all season”

    Really??? How about draw duoble and triples all season long and fuel the 7th ranked D in the league. Do you even watch the Lions???

  18. Michael Oher may not even be the best Tackle on the Ravens, let alone in the entire AFC.

    He’s probably not even the best RIGHT tackle on the Ravens. Right Guard Marshall Yanda would probably be a better right tackle.

  19. If I’m watching Rodgers in the Pro Bowl, I’m going to be pretty upset – because it means I’m watching the Pro Bowl. Oh, also, it means the Packers aren’t in the Super Bowl which would also suck.

  20. how is kam chancellor the seahawks strong safety not beating out roman harper.. chancellor is an absolute beast he hits like a train and and has 3ints this season 2 game winning total disgrace…

  21. Here’s a bold prediction. Rodgers and Brady(unless they are injured or choose not to play) will be playing in this year’s Super Bowl. I believe both of their teams will get beat in the playoffs.

  22. Here’s a bold prediction. Rodgers and Brady(unless they are injured or choose not to play) will be playing in this year’s Super Bowl. I believe both of their teams will get beat in the playoffs.

    My bad, I meant to say “will not be playing” in this year’s Super Bowl.

  23. razsan says: Nov 17, 2011 8:59 AM

    Do you even watch the Lions???

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    Yes… Bears 37 Lions 13.

  24. Most fans are not capable of objectively voting. The Pro bowl selection is a joke. The players get voted in regardless of actual performance and then find some ridiculous excuse to not go. That lets the “next guy up” earn his tainted pro bowl selection incentive bonus.

    Wait until the end of the year and let all head coaches, offensive/defensive/special teams coordinators vote. Maybe add in head scouts for each team or a selection of sports writers. Regardless, as long as fans make up a large portion of the process, the homers/casual fans will vote for the guys they watch or have heard of

  25. Lets not “kiss the ring” just yet. Back in 09, the same Packer team had to run the clock out in the final posession to beat a flawed, but hard hitting 49er team….Alex Smith played well, and got to within 6 points late – and Aaron Kampman was knocked out for the season and so was Al Harris.

    Same Packer team? I think the 2011 team is a little different from 09, but keep trying to compare. Come talk about the better record when the Niners lose to the Steelers and Ravens.

  26. Fans taking notice? Aaron Rodgers is in because the Packers fans are stuffing the NFC ballot box. The AFC looks like a list of who was considered good two years ago.

  27. Anyone arguing against Rodgers is simply a hater that lies to themselves. The guy is having one of the best seasons ever at QB.

    Now, the fact that Packers dominate the leaderboard is ridiculous. Then again, like others have said, this is the Pro Bowl. A joke of an exhibition, so I’m not going to get too riled up over it.

  28. Geez it seems like just a few months ago that everyone was saying Rodgers wasn’t going to be a great quarterback because he never led his team to fourth quarter come backs. Oh wait, that was just a few (10 to be exact) months ago.

  29. As far as packers in the pro bowl, I’ll pick Rodgers, Jennings, Woodson, and Crosby off the top of my head. There are others I would consider but would have to do a little research (I probably take this stuff a little to seriously). I’d look into voting for Wells, Bishop, and Matthews.

    Sitton played at a pro bowl level last year, but his play isn’t at that level this year. Lang is playing at about the same level Colledge did last year and must be getting sympathy votes for getting kicked in the Jimmy. Kuhn probably plays about 15 to 20 offensive snaps a game, so I don’t see how that justifies a pro bowl vote. If that is the going rate for snaps played by a fullback, the position probably should be eliminated from pro bowl consideration. Morgan has played well, but I don’t think at a pro bowl level for a safety and Clifton hasn’t played in more than a month.

  30. I’m sure Desmond Bishop has the ILB position in the Pro Bowl all wrapped up over Willis.

    Obviously there is nothing better to do in WI than vote a hundred times on every Packer for the PB.

  31. as a huge Packer fan I absolutely cannot believe that people would actually vote for Jarrett Bush. That deserves to be on the weekly ‘Cmon Man’ segment. I cringe everytime I see him on the field because he sucks. When I heard Nick Collins was out for the year, I was more upset that we would see more Jarrett Bush on the field. BOO THIS MAN! (half baked voice)

  32. >Rodgers wasn’t going to be a great quarterback because he never led his team to fourth quarter come backs.

    Hasn’t had to this year since the Packers have never trailed in the fourth quarter yet.

  33. @tatum064

    funny you should mention 09…because i remember 2010….when green bay blew the 49ers out and a 35 year old receiver named donald driver broke 10 tackles for a touchdown.

  34. We all know the Pro Bowl is a complete joke. It’s decided by the fans. We should, in turn, treat it like a joke. We need to be voting for Dolphins, Rams, Browns, and Vikings! How funny would it be to see Gruden trying to talk up Matt Moore during the game? (Not sure which network it’s on, but it would be quite comical).

    They would take it more seriously and actually play to win. Think about it. The fans picked the worst players/performers from the year and made them battle it out to see who is the worst roster possible.

  35. Seriously? The Pro-Bowl? Its about as exciting as the High School All American game. Make that game MEAN SOMETHING! Baseball has it right where it means home field advantage in the playoffs. Winner of the ProBowl has its conference representative host the SuperBowl that year. For example, if the Packers are in the SB and the NFC won the ProBowl then the SuperBowl is at Lambeau. Simple as that. Hey, if baseball can do it with no lead time then so can football.

  36. the only person on the packers defense that should be leading in probowl votes is woodson i desmond bishop over willis or even bowman and lets not forget about justin smith at dt sorry packers d is hella crappy look at where there defense rank goes to show you that the fans shouldn’t vote

  37. So most non Lions fans bash Suh. Funny how he has the most votes for defensive tackles. Since pro bowl is just a popularity contest, that proves that every fan would want him in their team. Keep hating on him cause you don’t have him.

  38. Reality check for 49er fans. Your team is not that good! It’s called OVERRATED! In a few weeks, when Baltimore and Pittsburgh put you back in your place, you’ll be sitting right where you belong. The #4 seed in the playoffs. You’re lucky you’re in a division where you’re guaranteed 6 wins. Your win loss point differential is only 20 points! The packers will crush you if you’re even lucky enough to play them.

  39. tom35mt says: Nov 17, 2011 8:43 AM

    This is ridiculous Packers lead every position in voting

    The 2007 Pats would destroy them
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    Put the crack pipe down and join the rest of us in 2011.

  40. emoney826 says: Nov 17, 2011 2:06 PM

    Reality check for 49er fans. Your team is not that good! It’s called OVERRATED! In a few weeks, when Baltimore and Pittsburgh put you back in your place, you’ll be sitting right where you belong. The #4 seed in the playoffs. You’re lucky you’re in a division where you’re guaranteed 6 wins. Your win loss point differential is only 20 points! The packers will crush you if you’re even lucky enough to play them.
    ___________________________
    Truth! 49ers are currently the second best team in the NFC, and therefore football, but there is a grand canyon size divide between the more talented Pack and the barely scraping by 49ers.

  41. The game itself is a joke.

    Like others have said. Just name the teams.
    Give them badges to wear on their uniforms the following year.

    Fly them to the site of the Superbowl during media week, and have them be on hand. It’s a nice perk. Get a ‘team photo’ if you want..

    That’s a lot better solution than what they’re currently doing.

  42. Rodgers for the Pro Bowl: Yes
    Rodgers for the Madden cover: Oh heck no. Vote some other one-year wonder running back instead to get the curse.

  43. Without having to read/see who is on top of the list, I’m going to take a random guess as to which players I expect to be named again for pure name recognition and not for team success this season.

    1. Tony Romo
    2. Chris Johnson
    3. Adrian Peterson
    4. Philip Rivers
    5. Suh
    6. Merriweather ( oh wait he ain’t with pats anymore)
    7. Roy Williams -S ( oh wait he never went back after leaving Dallas)

    ……….

    Darren McFadden should be in there.. He gets injured atleast a month a season… But that didn’t stop

  44. primetime0552 says:
    Nov 17, 2011 12:26 PM
    So most non Lions fans bash Suh. Funny how he has the most votes for defensive tackles. Since pro bowl is just a popularity contest, that proves that every fan would want him in their team. Keep hating on him cause you don’t have him.

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    Suh is over rated, I would take Justin Smith over Suh any day. I see lions fans saying that he gets tripple and double covered.. pshh. here’s a fact for you.. the niners ran straight at him with only Walker or Davis blocking… yes… a TE blocked him out of the plays. SUH it!

  45. Desmond Bishop has been a playmaker since he took over for nick barnett, but I guess since he’s not a 1st round draft pick or a 99 rated madden player, no one thinks he deserves the nod over patrick willis…. smh.

  46. Why all the complaining about all the Packers getting voted for the Pro Bowl? None of them will be playing in it anyway because they’ll be defending their Lombardi 1 week later also going for history @ 19-0.
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    46defense says:
    Nov 17, 2011 8:40 AM
    John Kuhn? That guy blows.
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    I’d taake John Kuhn over Adrian Peterson 10 times out of 10.

  47. as a packer fan i will spot the rest of you chad clifton tj lang and morgan burnett as not being deserving of those leading votes, although lang has played well. but if anyone on here is complaining about desmond bishop, then you just dont get football. i get it, patrick willis is the best ilb in football, and navorro bowman is playing out of his mind. however, there are only three lbs in the nfl with more tackles than bishop this season. curtis lofton has one more with 85, bowman has 92, and pat angerer has 105 as per nfl.com. bishop has 84 tackles with FIVE sacks from his inside linebacker spot. the combined sack total of bowman, lofton and angerer? ZERO. maybe THAT has something to do with it, or maybe all of you are right its probably just because he plays for the packers, what do i know. and for the record rodgers, kuhn, jennings, wells, crosby, woodson and even jarrett bush are all deserving of being the “leading vote getters” up to this point. jarrett bush has evolved from a nightmare to a very good special teamer/spot duty player (see super bowl xlv). in conclusion, desmond bishop isnt the best (willis is) but he is damn good, and will be a pro bowler whether you like it or not.

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