Though Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew leads the NFL in carries, rushing yards, and yards per game, he finished No. 2 to the Houston Texans' Arian Foster in Pro Bowl voting among fans.
However, he still has a chance to make his third straight appearance in the NFL's annual All-Star game, as coaches and players also have a say in the balloting, making the NFL the only major professional sports league to combine fan votes with those of coaches and players when it comes time to determine All-Star rosters. The players and coaches must cast their ballots by Thursday. NFL Network will air a Pro Bowl Selection Show this Tuesday, Dec. 27, to announce the final rosters.
As Tania Ganguli of The Florida Times-Union notes, Jones-Drew is the only Jaguar to place in the top five in fan voting at any position.
Five New England Patriots offensive players, led by quarterback Tom Brady (1,454,311 votes) and wide receiver Wes Welker (1,133,787), rank No. 1 at their positions in AFC fan voting. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all vote-getters with 1,581,982 votes.
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