Peyton is the Pro Bowl’s top vote getter, so far

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The process of selecting the Pro Bowl team is nearly as interesting as the Pro Bowl itself.

Of course, that’s not really saying much.

It’s a three-part formula, with fan votes accounting for 33 percent, player votes taking up another third, and votes from coaches providing the final third.

The latter two categories come later; for now, the fans are voting at  And the fans’ favorite to date is Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, with nearly 377,000 votes.  In second place is Peyton’s long-time nemesis, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with more than 345,000.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Texans running back Arian Foster (333,000), Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (320,000), Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (298,000), Bengals receiver A.J. Green (258,000), Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (258,000), Giants receiver Victor Cruz (257,000), Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (236,000), and Saints quarterback Drew Brees (227,000).

Voting continues for five more weeks.  The game will be played in Honolulu on the Sunday before Super Bowl XLVII.

And given that Peyton and Peterson are in the top 10 after returning from significant injuries, there’s no place like this one to paste the code from today’s PFT Live regarding the question of whether Manning or Peterson should be the 2012 comeback player of the year.

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19 responses to “Peyton is the Pro Bowl’s top vote getter, so far

  1. I am very surprised Arian Foster is out gaining Adrian Peterson in votes. He seems to be a PR machine and his extraordinary year is getting a lot of run right now nationally.

    Manning is no surprise, he is all over your TV from pizza ads to tapenade. He is a marketing giant and ProBowl fan voting is all about names and faces they recognize. Brady has to do better than some stupid cameo in a Dodge Dart commercial.

    As much run as JJ Watt has gotten, I’m surprised he is not on that list.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Nov 14, 2012 4:10 PM

    It’d be nice to take a poll of Denver fans … and see who now wants Tim Tebow back.
    As soon as the trade with the Jets happened, this Denver fan was stoked. Even if the Manning experiment didn’t work, the Tebow debacle was gone.
    As a disclaimer, I think TT is an awesome person & a great football player. He just sucks as a QB.

  3. Fan voting is stupid. And this is coming from a Denver fan that thinks Peyton is the best in football right now.

    The fact that I believe that should have no effect on which NFL players are honored with a Pro Bowl.

    As for the above commenter who asked why Arian Foster is ahead of AP?

    Fantasy Football. Big numbers in standard scoring systems are going to be the major determinant in Pro Bowl voting for fans, mark my words.

  4. Nothing but a popularity contest…when the NFL schedules MegaHead to be in the national spotlight every frickin’ week, what do you expect?

  5. Peyton is going to get a rare two-fer: First player to share the MVP award and the first to share the Comeback Player award (with AP).

  6. The pro bowl and the selection process is a joke. It used to be about recognizing the best players. Now it is a popularity contest and marketing . The NFL site even leans that way. The “ballot” directions state “Select the players you want to watch in the 2013 Pro Bowl”. The pro bowl is used as contractual triggers by the players. Many do not even want to play so they make up an excuse. That leaves subpar players getting the “honors” as well as their undeserved contract triggers.

  7. crappygovernment says:

    Greedy Peyton should have gone to SF if he really wanted to win a sb. DEN won’t go any further in the playoffs than last year anyway.


    Maybe it’s cuz he thought your coach has the same characteristics as a Massengail product…

  8. hehateme2 says:Nov 14, 2012 4:21 PM

    I’m not surprises. Peyton>Brady.

    cue the whiners in 3..2..1..

    Manning can get all the votes he wants because Brady will be too busy in New Orleans

  9. So happy for Manning that after Irsay decided he was done and dumped him, Manning is coming back ON FIRE!!!!!!

    Would love to see Manning crush Luck in the playoffs……. before losing to Tom Brady, again 😉

  10. Neither of them will go to the Pro Bowl. . . phanton injuries, neither of them could care less about the game.

    The NFL should, in the interest of ratings, rig the vote. Tebow in a landslide.

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