NFL Pro Bowl 2023 will kick off in February and we have reached the final stages of voting. The updated list with Pro Bowl voting leaders has been revealed.
Fans have let their preference known. The list features names of Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Jefferson, Mahomes, Kelce, Hill, among others in the lead.
Pro Bowl format change brought a shockwave in the league as flag football will be played this season, unlike those inventive drills in past years. Some linemen wanted the pancake competition, while running backs wanted a race.
Justin Jefferson, the wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings is one of the top young players in the NFL. He comes in second place amongst all NFL players in Pro Bowl 2023 voting with 177,163 votes. He is only trailing the Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is also in the top five with 172,400 votes, the second best for any quarterback, and who would disagree? He is the best in the game right now.
The 2023 Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol was open for fans on November 15, 2022, to show their support for their favorite players by voting for them to be named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster.
The NFL is the professional sports league in which the best athlete teams are chosen through fan, coach, and player voting.
In 1995, the league became the first in professional sports to provide online all-star voting. The Games will take place in Las Vegas this year and will be a week-long celebration where players can compete in unique events to show off their football and non-football skills.
An exciting NFL Flag football match featuring Pro Bowl players will conclude the multi-day AFC versus NFC battle on February 5 at Allegiant Stadium.
The 2023 Pro Bowl vote leaders by position are listed below for both the AFC and the NFC.
1. Tua Tagovailoa
Miami Dolphins explosive quarterback Tua Tgovailoa leads the way for the NFL pro bowl 2023 voting. Tua has garnered 182,118 votes as of the latest update.
Not just for the AFC quarterback, Tua leads all the candidates across NFL in the votes obtained. The 24-year-old has had a great season so far individually and has helped the Dolphins get to a record of 8-5 currently, which places them in the 2nd position in the AFC east.
The 5th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Tua has 22 touchdowns to 5 interceptions this season on top of an excess of 3,000 yards of passing. His explosive combination with his receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle has been a treat to watch. Tua deservedly has amassed such votes placing him as the number one in not only the quarterback category but in every category.
Other top vote-getters in the quarterback category who follow Tua, go in the following order:
Patrick Mahomes - 172,400 Votes
The second highest quarterback and the third overall vote getter for the 2023 pro bowl is Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes has racked in 172,400 total votes as of now. The mercurial quarterback has 33 touchdowns to 11 interceptions to his name. He has yet again crossed the 4k passing yards mark with 4,160 yards in passing.
He is a football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) and his Chiefs sit in the 1st place in the AFC west with a 10-3 record. Patrick is one of four black quarterbacks to win the AP MVP award.
He was a First Team All-Pro, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and the Most Valuable Player, winner.
Jalen Hurts - 147,956 Votes
The quarterback with the most votes in the NFC is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. He has gained 147,956 votes as per the latest voting update.
The 24-year-old has been in inspired form this season throwing 22 touchdowns to 3 interceptions and crossing the 3k passing yards mark with 3,157 yards.
His superior form has been one of the protagonists in Eagles' impressive season with the league-best record of 12-1. Jalen certainly deserves all the votes and fans' appreciation for his form of late.
2. Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson leads all the wide receivers with a total vote count of 177,163. The Vikings young star has been at the top or near the top since the start.
Not only he leads all the wide receivers but he is only second to Tua across the NFL in total votes accumulated until now. Vikings are the team with the most votes and Justin Jefferson with his exploits no doubt played a significant part in it.
Justin has been in great form and has already crossed a thousand yards receiving with his 1,500 yards with a total of 99 receptions. He has 6 touchdowns as we speak to add to his already impressive tally.
The two-time 2nd team all-pro is an impressive player. In his very short career, Jefferson has already been to two pro bowls and will surely take part in his 3rd of many more to come.
Tyreek Hill - 168,503 Votes
Tyreek Hill who plays as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins is listed as one of the top 5 vote getters with 168,503 votes to his name.
He won a Super Bowl championship with the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV and had been placed on the NFL's 2010 All-Decade Team as a punt returner.
Hill has been chosen for six Pro Bowls. The three-time first-team all-pro and one-time second-team all-pro, Hill has 1,460 yards receiving with 100 receptions on top of 6 touchdowns to go with it.
3. Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants is currently leading the line with the most votes obtained for a running back or a full back.
He has accumulated a total of 150,683 votes for his exploits this season. He has over a thousand yards running and 8 touchdowns to add to it.
In his first season with the New York Giants, Barkley set several league and team records en route to his 1,300+ yard rushing season. He hasn't slowed down since then and has been a star in the league.
Barkley received worldwide recognition and came in fourth place for the Heisman Trophy with 304 total votes in 2017.
Derrick Henry - 143,755 Votes
After Saquon Barkley Derrick Henry is the running back with the most votes gained with 143,755 votes. The Titans star is the leading running back in the AFC.
He is the first player in the NFL to surpass 1,000 rushing yards this season. During the 2016 NFL Draft, Henry was selected by the Titans in the second round.
He ranked first in the NFL for rushing yards and touchdowns in the 2019 season. Derrick Henry is an explosive running back and for his abilities and performances, fans lovingly call him King Henry.
Fullbacks With the Most Votes
Apart from the running backs, there are other players who play as fullbacks and have accumulated a high number of votes for themselves. The high vote-getters in the fullback position are listed below:
Kyle Juszczyk - 160,619 Votes
Kyle Juszczyk plays as a football fullback for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Kyle received 160,619 votes.
In the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected him from Harvard, where he played college football.
Juszczyk scored a touchdown in Super Bowl LIV, becoming the first Harvard alumnus ever to do it.
Alec Ingold - 125,250 Votes
Miami Dolphins fullback Alec Ingold received 125,250 votes and leads his position in AFC voting.
Ingold's first touchdown of his NFL career came in Week 10 when the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the New York Giants 26-24.
In Week 15, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated him 20-16. He caught three catches for 22 yards.
4. Travis Kelce
Dynamic tight end Travis Kelce is among the top four in Pro Bowl voting for this edition. He has a total vote count of 170,034.
Kelce plays as the tight end for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. As usual, the 33-year-old Kelce has had an amazing season. He has scored 12 touchdowns this season and has in excess of 1k receiving yards.
He is one spot behind his quarterback Patrick Mahomes who comes in at number 3 in the voting leaderboard.
Kelce who is considered one of the greatest tight ends to ever play the game will be going to his 8th pro bowl this term.
T.J. Hockenson - 140,897 Votes
The Vikings have the most votes for the pro bowl 2023 and 140,897 of which have gone to their effective tight end Thomas James Hockenson.
The Detroit Lions selected him eighth overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and as a redshirt sophomore in 2018, he won the John Mackey Award as the best tight end.
5. Jason Kelce
Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles is the leader in Pro Bowl votes for the offensive linemen as he has amassed 105,182 overall votes.
He plays as a center for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
Kelce has been selected for the Pro Bowl five times and has a four-time first-team All-Pro selection.
Brother of Travis, Jason has played a huge role in Eagles' explosive season.
Trent Williams - 71,451 Votes
Trent Williams who plays as an offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers has received 71,451 votes for the 2023 Pro Bowl.
In the 2010 NFL Draft, Williams was regarded as one of the top offensive linemen available and was compared to Jammal Brown.
According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Williams was projected to be selected in the first round and to serve as a starter in the league for a very long period.
Creed Humphrey - 68,851 Votes
Creed Humphrey plays as a football center for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He has accumulated 68,851 votes for his bid to the pro bowl.
Humphrey was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. In 2019 and 2020, he was recognized as the offensive lineman of the year by the Big 12 Conference.
Kevin Zeitler - 55,209 Votes
Kevin Zeitler is one of two players from Baltimore toward the top of the rankings for their respective positions. Baltimore guard Zeitler has 55,209 votes.
He was chosen in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has also played for the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.
Zack Martin - 51,104 Votes
Zack Martin is currently the only Dallas Cowboys offensive unit player who is on the list to go to the pro bowl. Cowboys guard Zack Martin has 51,104 votes.
He has played in seven Pro Bowls and been picked for seven All-Pro teams. Martin is regarded as one of the NFL's top guards.
Terron Armstead - 43,657 Votes
Miami Dolphins tackle Terron Armstead leads his position with 43,657 votes in the AFC.
The Saints selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Armstead ran the fastest 40-yard sprint time of any offensive lineman at the NFL Combine since it originally started in 1982 in 2013.
Armstead will be heading to his 4th pro bowl this time around.
6. Nick Bosa
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa leads Pro Bowl votes for the defensive end and all defensive linemen with 153,846 votes.
Bosa's nine sacks during the regular season of his rookie year contributed to his team's journey to the Super Bowl. His performances led him to the success of the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
The dominating lineman has 15.5 sacks to his name this season, tied for the number 1 spot.
Quinnen Williams- 121,509 Votes
New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Willams is the highest vote getter amongst the defensive tackles in the AFC and in general. He has 121, 509 votes.
This pro bowl will be the first appearance for the 24-year-old Alabama native. Williams was selected as the 3rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft by the NY Jets.
With 11 sacks to his name and 47 total tackles, Williams has had a fantastic season thus far.
Myles Garrett- 117,445 Votes
The 26 year old defensive end for the Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett has accumulated the most votes for a defensive end in the AFC. He has 117,445 total votes.
Garrett was the 1st overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft selected by the Browns, whom he still plays for. The two-times first-team all-pro and one-time second-team all-pro will be heading to his 4th pro bowl.
Myles was named 11th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022 list by his fellow players. With 12 sacks and 39 total tackles, Garrett has been in superior form all season.
Javon Hargrave - 91,749 Votes
Javon Hargrave who plays as a defensive tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles has accumulated a total of 91,749 votes for the pro bowl leading the NFC.
He was chosen in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Javon would be participating in his 2nd pro bowl as the results suggest.
With 8 sacks and 46 total tackles registered to his name, Javon definitely deserves to represent the NFC in the pro bowl.
7. Tariq Woolen
Tariq Woolen is leading the Pro Bowl Voting for cornerbacks with 116,554 votes.
He is tied for the league-leading 6 interceptions at this point of the season. Tariq is the first rookie with 6 interceptions in Seahawk's history. Also, he is tied for the third-most pass defended in the league this season with 13.
He plays cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Woolen finished third in the history of the NFL Combine in 2022 with a time of 4.26 seconds for the 40-yard sprint.
Sauce Gardner - 88,588 Votes
Sauce Gardner who plays as the cornerback for the New York Jets leads AFC cornerbacks with 88,588 total votes as per the new update.
The New York Jets selected Gardner with the fourth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
In a 16-9 victory over the Denver Broncos, Gardner recorded 10 tackles and three pass breakups, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
8. Micah Parsons
Micah Parsons is the leading NFC candidate to go to the pro bowl 2023 as the top outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys with 130,722 votes.
He was selected by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft after winning the Cotton Bowl Defensive MVP, and Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year.
Following the 2021 season, Parsons was recognized as the Defensive Rookie of the Year in the NFL.
Matthew Judon - 118,117 Votes
Matthew Judon has the most votes among outside linebackers for the AFC with 118,117 votes. He is second overall at the position behind Micah Parsons.
The Baltimore Ravens selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Judon was selected to the Pro Bowl twice in a row during his five seasons with the Ravens.
He is currently playing for the Patriots since signing with them in 2021. This pro bowl will be his fourth Pro Bowl appearance.
Nick Bolton - 93,844 Votes
Nick Bolton plays an inside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the lead vote getter among the ILB in the AFC with 93,844 votes.
Drafted in the 2021 NFL draft by the Chiefs, the 22-year-old Bolton has recorded 2 sacks and managed to nick 2 interceptions. Furthermore, he has had a total of 130 tackles with 76 of them being solo and 46 assist tackles.
Jordyn Brooks - 88,932 Votes
Jordyn Brooks leads the NFC inside linebackers with 88,932 votes. The 25 year old plays for the Seattle Seahawks.
Brooks was voted first-team All-Big 12 and a popular second-team All-American after making 108 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss and three sacks.
Brooks has had 149 total tackles with 96 solo and 53 assist tackles.
9. Minkah Fitzpatrick
Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick paces the AFC at his position as well as all safeties with 113,792 total votes.
Fitzpatrick is the only member of the Steelers to hold the top spot in the pro bowl voting.
He was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2019 season.
Minkah who has four interceptions to his name this season will be heading into his 3rd pro bowl.
Derwin James - 111,776 Votes
James is currently ranked as one of the top NFL safety for the Pro Bowl 2023 game. James received 111,776 votes.
He is only behind Minkah Fitzpatrick among the safeties.
Through 11 games this season, James has recorded 100 tackles. He plays strong safety for the National Football League's Los Angeles Chargers (NFL).
In the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Chargers.
Harrison Smith - 83,991 Votes
With Harrison Smith yet another Vikings comes into the ranking. Smith has raked in 83,991 total votes as the top strong safety for the NFC
The 33-year-old Smith has already been to 6 pro bowls and has been an integral part of the Vikings' impressive season this year. Smith is almost a lock to play in his 7th pro bowl.
With 5 interceptions to his name, Harrison Smith has given an identity and strong personality to the Viking's secondary.
Tyrann Mathieu - 53,993 Votes
The last entry at the safety spot is that of veteran Tyrann Mathieu. He has garnered 53,993 votes to his name as per the latest update.
The New Orleans Saints Free Safety has two interceptions to his name this season. Mathieu provides a veteran presence in Saint's secondary and helps them keep their confidence high.
Having already been to three pro bowls. the member of the 2010 all-decade team will be heading to his fourth pro bowl this time around.
10. Justin Tucker
Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is currently in first place for placekicker in the voting for 2023. He has 115,450 votes to his name.
He is recognized as one of the all-time great placekickers and he holds two important NFL kicker records.
He beat the Cincinnati Bengals 19-17 in Week 5 of 2022 after kicking the game-winning 43-yard field goal with seconds remaining.
Ryan Succop - 64,471 Votes
Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop is now leading the NFC in received fan votes with 64,471.
He was called Mr. Irrelevant for the year due to the Kansas City Chiefs selecting him as the last choice in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Succop became the first Mr. Irrelevant to participate in and win a Super Bowl as a starter and an active player when he was the Buccaneers' starting kick returner in their 31-9 victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
He has turned his fortune around by becoming one of the most reliable kickers in the game today.
11. Tress Way
Tress Way of the Washington Commanders is in first place among punters after the update of voting results for the 2023 Pro Bowl with 78,510 votes.
The 2019 second team all pro has been to the pro bowl once before in the 2019 season.
This would be only his second trip to the pro bowl for the 32-year-old.
Ryan Stonehouse - 50,062 Votes
Ryan Stonehouse who plays as a football punter for Tennessee Titans leads way for the AFC with 50,062 votes in the 2023 pro bowl voting.
He has now been recognized as the AFC special teams player of the week. Stonehouse, a rookie out of Colorado State, is leading the league in punting average with 53.4 yards on 69 tries so far in 2022.
He now holds the record for the highest career average yards per punt in both the Mountain West Conference and NCAA FBS.