Quarterback Derek Carr and Defensive End Khalil Mack
With just over one week left in the 2017 Pro Bowl fan vote, many members of the Oakland Raiders are sitting pretty. According to a release by the NFL, six Raiders currently lead their respective positions in the AFC. The players are (followed by their vote totals):
FB – Jamize Olawale – 169,509
T – Donald Penn – 118,863
G – Kelechi Osemele – 118,666
DE – Khalil Mack – 279,466
FS – Reggie Nelson – 82,819
P – Marquette King – 138,640
- Derek Carr, while not leading AFC quarterbacks in votes, is actually the fifth-most voted for player in the NFL, and currently has received just over 500,000 votes. The only players he trails are Dallas' Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, New England's Tom Brady, and Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown.
- Khalil Mack's 279,466 votes received are currently the most of any defensive player in the NFL.
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More from the release:
"The Pro Bowl players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 16. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.
The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 20 in a live primetime special on NFL Network.
The game will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and simulcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Fans may visit NFL.com to purchase game tickets.
The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC format following three years using a revised, "unconferenced" structure."
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