BY SPNW Staff 09:21AM 12/16/2017

Wilson, Kam, Earl get boost in Pro Bowl fans vote

QB Russell Wilson drew the seventh-highest total of all Pro Bowl fan votes while SS Kam Chancellor and FS Earl Thomas topped their respective positions in the NFC.

Earl Thomas led all NFC free safeties in Pro Bowl voting. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

QB Russell Wilson ranked seventh among all players while SS Kam Chancellor and FS Earl Thomas were the top vote getters among NFC strong safeties and free safeties, respectively, in the final tabulation of voting by fans for the 2018 Pro Bowl. Complete rosters will be revealed Tuesday on the NFL Network at 5 p.m. PT.

Voting by fans counts one-third toward determining the 88 all-star players selected. NFL players and coaches cast their votes Friday. This year’s game is Jan. 28 in Orlando.

Wilson collected 651,592 fan votes, but came in third among NFC quarterbacks behind Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz (829,174) and Drew Brees of New Orleans (743,355), who finished fourth and fifth among all players.

Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell topped all players with 855,539 votes and was followed by New England QB Tom Brady (833,481) and Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown.(832,446). Rams’ RB Todd Gurley finished sixth (693,697) while his quarterback, Jared Goff, finished behind Wilson with 571,656.

Chancellor, who won’t play the rest of the season due to a neck injury, led NFC strong safeties with 149,793 votes while Thomas topped NFC free safeties with 139,203.

Wilson previously earned Pro Bowl invitations in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Chancellor made Pro Bowls in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, while Thomas was selected five times, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Ex-Huskies safety Budda Baker of the Phoenix Cardinals took a big step toward making the game in his rookie year by topping NFC special teams players with 96,595 votes.

The Seahawks (8-5) take on the NFC West-leading Rams (9-4) Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at CenturyLink Field (FOX).


  • Ken S.

    After today’s debacle it’s probably the only post season action those guys are liable to get to experience. Today’s loss is the second worse (piss-poor) performance I’ve since that one game many many years ago (regular season game – 1979) where the Hawks managed a mighty -7 yard performance. Guess who beat them that day?

    If you said the LA Rams you’d be right!