Fan voting for the Pro Bowl has come to an end, with more than 100 million votes cast, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the way.
Rodgers received 1,581,982 fan votes, the most of any player in the league. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was second with 1,454,311 votes, followed by Saints quarterback Drew Brees (1,188,893 votes), Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (1,180,777 votes) and Patriots receiver Wes Welker (1,133,787 votes).
Among defensive players, the leading vote-getter was Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who had 784,527 votes. On special teams, the top vote-getter was Bears return man Devin Hester, who had 268,293 votes.
The popularity of the Packers was evident in Pro Bowl voting: In addition to Rodgers, Green Bay had the NFC’s vote leader at fullback (John Kuhn), tackle (Chad Clifton), guard (T.J. Lang), center (Scott Wells), kicker (Mason Crosby), cornerback (Charles Woodson), free safety (Morgan Burnett) and special teamer (Jarrett Bush).
NFL players and coaches are voting on Pro Bowl rosters today and tomorrow, and the rosters are chosen through a process that gives equal weight to the players’ votes, the coaches’ votes and the fans’ votes.
Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday on NFL Network. The Pro Bowl will take place on the Sunday before the Super Bowl, January 29 in Honolulu. Players on the two Super Bowl teams will not participate in the Pro Bowl.