The results were announced on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Saturday (via NFL.com).
The 855,539 fan votes for Bell topped the 833,481 for second-place finisher, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Bell’s teammate, wide receiver Antonio Brown, received the third-most votes among fans with 832,446, and Eagles QB Carson Wentz (829,174 votes) and Saints QB Drew Brees (743,355 votes) rounded out the top five.
The Pro Bowl is set for Sunday, Jan. 28 in Orlando.
Published on Dec. 16, 2017
All five of the top fan vote-getters are, or at least were, in the conversation for this season's NFL MVP, some more prominently than others. According to odds posted at betonline.ag, Brady is the clear favorite at -220 odds (bet $220 to win $100), while Brown is the third betting choice at +500 (5/1). Brees and Bell are longer shots, at 16/1 and 50/1, respectively, while Wentz no longer listed after sustaining a season-ending knee injury last week. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the second favorite at +450 (9/2).
With 1,105 rushing yards, 575 receiving yards on 75 catches and nine total touchdowns through 13 games, Bell is having the type of season most running backs only dream about, but his 3.9 yards per carry is subpar by his standards.
Le’Veon Bell may not be having his best season from a statistical standpoint, but the Steelers running back garnered the most fan votes for the 2018 Pro Bowl.
Dec. 16, 2017