MDS has posted some of the results that the NFL announced from the fan-based Pro Bowl voting. Here’s a tidbit not included in the league-issued release.
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow finished third among all AFC quarterbacks, and fifth among all quarterbacks.
He finished with nearly 633,000 votes, which means that he picked up more than 212,000 votes in the final days of balloting. He still finished far behind Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1.45 million) and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (935,000).
But Tebow drew more votes than all other quarterbacks not named Brady, Roethlisberger, Rodgers, or Brees. Along with Panthers rookie Cam Newton, who finished third in the NFC with more than 625,000 votes, Tebow has a good chance of making it onto the final roster.
Perhaps hurting Tebow will be the results of voting by coaches and players, who may be more inclined to pick Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, or even Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Helping Tebow will be the fact that the quarterback from the AFC champion won’t be available, and multiple others may be injured (or, as the case may be, “injured”). Even if Tebow is fourth or fifth — or even sixth — in the final pecking order, he still could make it to Honolulu.