Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leads all NFL players with 789,608 fan votes for the 2015 Pro Bowl, the league announced on Wednesday. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ranks second with 760,130 votes.
Fan voting will close on Monday, Dec. 15. Players and coaches will cast their ballots later this month and the final Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 23 on NFL Network.
In addition to Manning, nine other Broncos players currently rank among the top ten vote-getters at their respective positions.
|Von Miller||Outside Linebacker||1st||4|
|DeMarcus Ware||Defensive End||2nd||6|
|Julius Thomas||Tight End||3rd||4|
|Demaryius Thomas||Wide Receiver||3rd||8|
|Ryan Clady||Offensive Tackle||3rd||6|
|David Bruton||Special Teams||5th||2|
|Emmanuel Sanders||Wide Receiver||7th||8|
|Orlando Franklin||Offensive Guard||7th||6|
If voting ended today, eight Broncos would receive Pro Bowl nods. With coaches and players still to vote, that number is expected to fluctuate. Five Broncos (Manning, Thomas, Thomas, Louis Vasquez, and Matt Prater) received invitations in 2013.
Among the most notable snubs for Denver is cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who ranks first among cornerbacks in rankings done by ProFootballFocus.com this season.
Since going undrafted in 2011, Harris has flown under the radar. Over the last four seasons, Harris has totaled 242 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, one forced fumble, scored two touchdowns and broke up 47 passes.
Yet, he receives little recognition from the national media.
This season, PFF says he is the best, and his teammates seem to agree.
Coach and player voting should help Harris, who ranks outside of the top ten vote-getters at cornerback. Eight corners will make the final cut.
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The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played a week before Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on Jan. 25.