Based on the latest Pro Bowl voting results update that were released by the league Wednesday the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have several players earning annual honors.
With one week of fan voting now remaining, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown remain entrenched in the top-10 of overall vote-getters. Bell is currently in sixth place with 486,665 votes while Brown is in seventh place with 464,169 votes. Center Maurkice Pouncey is currently in second place at his position with 172,565 votes.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker Lawrence Timmons and safety Troy Polamalu need some votes in the final week if they’re going to be invited to the annual All-Star game, however. Roethlisberger is currently fourth at his position in fan voting while Timmons and Polamalu are currently both in fifth place at their respective positions.
Online voting will conclude on Monday, December 15 and the Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 23. Players will later be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft during the week leading up to the game, which will also air on NFL Network.
The 2015 Pro Bowl will be “unconferenced” for the second consecutive year and will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and televised live on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLIX.
NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS
|QB||Peyton Manning, Denver||753,689|
|QB||Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay||711,972|
|QB||Tom Brady, New England||627,135|
|QB||Andrew Luck, Indianapolis||620,485|
|RB||DeMarco Murray, Dallas||594,636|
|RB||Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh||486,665|
|WR||Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh||464,169|
|WR||Jordy Nelson, Green Bay||455,541|
|RB||Marshawn Lynch, Seattle||451,229|
|TE||Rob Gronkowski, New England||421,318|
NFL LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION
|POS.||NAME, TEAM||VOTES||POS.||NAME, TEAM||VOTES|
|QB||Peyton Manning, Denver||753,689||DE||J.J. Watt, Houston||361,750|
|QB||Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay||711,972||DE||DeMarcus Ware, Denver||286,963|
|RB||DeMarco Murray, Dallas||594,636||DT||Marcell Dareus, Buffalo||242,622|
|RB||Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh||486,665||DT||Stephen Paea, Chicago||242,327|
|FB||John Kuhn, Green Bay||217,670||OLB||Von Miller, Denver||218,228|
|FB||Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore||149,331||OLB||Justin Houston, Kansas City||171,334|
|WR||Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh||464,169||ILB||Luke Kuechly, Carolina||247,919|
|WR||Jordy Nelson, Green Bay||455,541||ILB||Karlos Dansby, Cleveland||205,321|
|TE||Rob Gronkowski, New England||421,318||CB||Joe Haden, Cleveland||267,321|
|TE||Julius Thomas, Denver||312,698||CB||Richard Sherman, Seattle||197,222|
|T||Joe Thomas, Cleveland||244,351||SS||Donte Whitner, Cleveland||164,257|
|T||Tyron Smith, Dallas||183,388||SS||Kam Chancellor, Seattle||118,311|
|G||Josh Sitton, Green Bay||187,178||FS||Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland||245,291|
|G||Joel Bitonio, Cleveland||185,345||FS||Earl Thomas, Seattle||116,658|
|C||Travis Frederick, Dallas||189,513||P||Sam Koch, Baltimore||102,608|
|C||Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh||172,565||P||Spencer Lanning, Cleveland||92,130|
|K||Stephen Gostkowski, New England||158,555||ST||Johnson Bademosi, Cleveland||123,858|
|K||Dan Bailey, Dallas||127,005||ST||Mattew Slater, New England||83,496|
|RS||Devin Hester, Atlanta||123,158|
|RS||Darren Sproles, Philadelphia||84,106|