Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Johnson, Welker lead Pro Bowl voting

Reuters

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.

50 responses to “Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Johnson, Welker lead Pro Bowl voting

  1. Brees is by far the best of the players mentioned…just check his stats and body of work over the past 6 seasons…unmatched by any qb currently playing.

  2. if Hester was the top vote-getting special teams player, and if the bears are in the NFC, how is Jarrett Bush the top ‘special teamer’ vote-getter in the NFC?

  3. I expect to see Aldon Smith, Justin Smith and Patrick Willis in the Pro Bowl. It would be a slap in the face to the 49ers if those guys didn’t make it

  4. “Brees is by far the best of the players mentioned…just check his stats and body of work over the past 6 seasons…unmatched by any qb currently playing”
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    Yeah, and for the period of 1985-1990, Joe Montana was better than any qb. You can look it up.

  5. As a Packer fan, allow me to admit that all of those Packer votes with the exception of Rodgers and possibly Kuhn are indefensible, just wrong, and frankly embarrassing.

  6. @boisestatewhodat

    theres poison in your water dude.

    Brees is GREAT but so is Brady and Rodgers, and both of them are better. You can talk all you want about how many yards Brees has, but he should, he has over 100+ more tosses than Rodgers or Brady, yet they dont lead the league in scoring. Brees is good for New Orleans but hes not gonna make them a dynasty team and hes arguably not one of the top 3 QBs in the league.

  7. Brees is by far the best of the players mentioned…just check his stats and body of work over the past 6 seasons…unmatched by any qb currently playing.
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    Look up the stats. This man speaks the truth!!

    It’s actually the greatest 6 yr stretch by a qb in nfl history. Fact

  8. Brees is by far the best of the players mentioned…just check his stats and body of work over the past 6 seasons…unmatched by any qb currently playing.

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    wins? But that’s not important

  9. picksix, I’d imagine that returner is a distinct position apart from your generic special teamer. Kickers and punters are technically special teasers too.

  10. picksix401 says:
    Dec 21, 2011 3:54 PM
    if Hester was the top vote-getting special teams player, and if the bears are in the NFC, how is Jarrett Bush the top ‘special teamer’ vote-getter in the NFC?

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    In this case, I believe special teamer refers to the position of guys that play on the coverage teams for special teams, not the return guys.

  11. They must have had a special promo going at lambeau : “We will place one pro bowl vote for everyone on the team for every beer and brat you buy”………”in the first 5 minutes of this game only”. If you saw the average fan at lambeau you would understand.

  12. If there were 100 million votes cast, how come the most votes is less than 2m? I mean, I’m a Pats fan and I think Rogers is the best QB right now. Shouldn’t he have 50m votes? Because you vote for a qb, can’t you also vote on a running back?

  13. xxsweep…if you wanna talk wins. The Saints post the highest winning percentage of any team in the NFC since 2006 (when Brees came to town). This year the Packers (presumably your team and a good one at that), have 2 more wins than the Saints…lets not paint the picture like its some enormous margin.

  14. Seriously, Pro Bowl doesn’t matter. A good chunk of these players won’t even show, allowing someone not as good to be a “Pro Bowler.”

  15. Brees is by far the best of the players mentioned…just check his stats and body of work over the past 6 seasons…unmatched by any qb currently playing.

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    wins? But that’s not important

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    Saints have the highest winning percentage of any team in the NFL over the last 3 years. FACT

  16. Also, how can one of the worst rushing teams in football have the top fullback? I can think of at least 6 free safeties in the NFC I’d rather have than Burnett and whoTF is TJ Lang?

    I knew Packers fans were obnoxious, but this is ridiculous.

  17. “boisestatewhodat says: Dec 21, 2011 3:52 PM”
    “Brees is by far the best of the players mentioned…just check his stats and body of work over the past 6 seasons…unmatched by any qb currently playing.”

    Drew (past 6 seasons) –
    (2011 – Yds- 4,780 TDs – 37 Ints – 11 )
    (2010 – Yds- 4,620 TDs – 33 Ints – 22 )
    (2009 – Yds – 4,388 TDs – 34 Ints – 11 )
    (2008 – Yds – 5,069 TDs – 34 Ints – 17 )
    (2007 – Yds – 4,423 TDs – 28 Ints – 18 )
    (2006 – Yds -4,418 TDs – 26 Ints – 11 )

    Brady (past 6 seasons) –
    (2011 – Yds – 4,593 TDs – 35 Ints- 11)
    (20010 – Yds – 3,900 TDs – 36 Ints – 4 )
    (2009 – Yds – 4,398 TDs 28 – Ints – 13 )
    (2008 – Injured)
    (2007 – Yds – 4,806 TDs – 50 Ints – 8)
    (2006 – Yds – 3,529 TDs – 24 Ints – 12)

    Bree’s Totals – Yds 27,698 – TDs – 192 Ints – 90

    Brady’s Totals – Yds – 21,226 TDs – 173 Ints – 48

    This is all in the pass 6 years, look at the stats and also taking into consideration Brady missed the entirety of the 2008 season. I would say Brees body of work has easily been matched, and probably surpassed.

    Career in Playoffs favors Brady much more as well
    Stats and Ring-wise.

    Superbowl Rings

    Brees – 1

    Brady – 3

    I appreciate it if you “Like” my post, EliteKane.

  18. Love Brees, what’s not to love? But Brady and Rodgers play outdoors under sometimes brutal conditions… Brady doesn’t lose at home or on the road– Drew isn’t the same QB away from the Dome stadiums.

  19. I think joe montana would have something to say about dree having the best 6 years ever … Stats are cool but brees has a million yards in 6 years and however many touchdowns but only 1 ring whereas joe had 3 rings in a 6 year stretch and won all games and mvp soooo yeah get off brees lap

  20. Gotta admit… I voted for Lang. No way did I think he’d be the top vote-getter at Guard, though.

    But hopefully, the Packers that do end up getting selected won’t be able to attend this year’s game due to a more pressing engagement, just like last year.

  21. sbxxix says:
    Dec 21, 2011 3:55 PM
    I expect to see Aldon Smith, Justin Smith and Patrick Willis in the Pro Bowl. It would be a slap in the face to the 49ers if those guys didn’t make it

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    You will see none of them there this year, the teams in the Super Bowl don’t play in the Pro Bowl any more.

  22. Ok saints fans get out of brees’s lap !! So he got more regular season wins than anyone in 6 years an300 td a million yards but 1 ring … Joe montana got mvp in 3 superbowls during a 6 year stretch so back up all that nonsense talk about a brees in the REGULAR SEASON …

  23. “mistakenny says: Dec 21, 2011 5:44 PM”
    “Ok saints fans get out of brees’s lap !! So he got more regular season wins than anyone in 6 years an300 td a million yards but 1 ring … Joe montana got mvp in 3 superbowls during a 6 year stretch so back up all that nonsense talk about a brees in the REGULAR SEASON …”

    He said in the past 6 seasons and by any qb currently playing, which means not when Montana played.

    Your post had potential but not today kid.

  24. I love the comments here.

    I’d like to interupt the huffing and puffing to remind you all that since the public VOTES for this, it means as much as the results for American Idol.

  25. The cheeseheads vote nine!! of their players to lead their respective positions. Wow! I think they realize Green Gay is not going to make it to the Super Bowl so they want to see these guys play one more time after they go “one and done”.

  26. Kane ??? Kid ?? Son its not even that serious and the kid your looking for i must of stepped on him . I love how tuff guys act bad on the internet , you better learn some respect son . And who gives 2 shts about brees and his stats he still aint going anywhere !!!

  27. I wonder how many of the bozos who are posting personal hate toward Packer fans have ever been to Lambeau to see an actual Packer fan. If you’re sitting your fat butt on the couch during the games and making your judgements from there, open your minds. I’ve seen at least 100 games in Green Bay going back to 1952 and have a whole different opinion of a football fan in Wisconsin. And no, I don’t live in GB nor have I ever lived there.

    If nyou don’t like the way the vote turned out, fine, voice your opinion. As for “stuffing” the ballot box, please remember that Green Bay is, by far the smallest market in major pro sports. Perhaps the vote means that the Packers are America’s Team as we’ve been saying all along.

  28. I know Brady is a decent quarterback, but he is such a jackass. Did you see the skull cap he was wearing at the post game conference. What a dork.

  29. @JSpicoli says:
    Dec 21, 2011 6:14 PM
    I love the comments here.

    I’d like to interupt the huffing and puffing to remind you all that since the public VOTES for this, it means as much as the results for American Idol.
    _______________________________

    A voice of sanity in a sea of madness.

  30. Brees might have the best 6 prior years but in the end they were 1 BAD Brett Favre pass from not even going to the Superbowl and he’s still the ONLY QB to lose to a team in the playoffs with a losing record.

    The guy plays indoors and chucks it up – A LOT. Of course he has gaudy numbers. Players like Rodgers and Brady don’t throw it up as much, play outside at least 1/2 if not more a year and put up similar numbers.

    Environments matter. Brees is good, well above average but lets get real – he’s not as impressive as the QBs doing the same thing he is but in the snow and wind.

  31. To boisestatewhodat:
    Pro Bowl voting is for …THIS YEAR!
    Since when do they comply the ” Best body of work for the past SIX years?” god, what an f’n homer.

  32. Willis, J Smith and Andy Lee finished first in their respective positions (ILB, DT and P). Hopefully the coaches and players counteract the ballot stuffing done for the most egregious errors (entire GB oline).

    I don’t watch the game but some players have bonuses built in based on selection to the Pro Bowl and they deserve it when they perform at a high level.

  33. Cam Newton finished 3rd among NFC QBs.

    Somehow Earl Thomas finished 4th among Free Safeties. Even a 49er fan (like myself) has to admit that’s ridiculous.

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