Coaches from Chargers, Cowboys selected to lead Pro Bowl teams

The coaching staffs of the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS and DALLAS COWBOYS were selected to lead the 2019 Pro Bowl teams in Orlando, Florida, the NFL announced today.

The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be played on Sunday, January 27, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Disney XD and simulcast on ABC, are on sale now at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.

ANTHONY LYNN and the coaches from the Los Angeles Chargers and JASON GARRETTand the coaches from the Dallas Cowboys will lead the AFC and NFC teams, respectively.

Each conference will also be led by two Legends Captains – one offensive and one defensive. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback JIM KELLY (offense) and linebacker DEMARCUS WARE (defense) will lead the AFC, while Pro Football Hall of Fame running back EMMITT SMITH (offense) and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker BRIAN URLACHER (defense) will lead the NFC.​

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Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey reacts to making Pro Bowl

For the second consecutive season, Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey has made the Pro Bowl. The third-year corner has three interceptions and 11 pass defenses this season.

On Wednesday, Ramsey discussed what it means for him to make the Pro Bowl in 2018:

(On making the Pro Bowl)

“It is a blessing. It is a credit to my teammates, my coaches, the fans, the opponents that voted me in. I thank God for it.”

(On making the Pro Bowl in back-to-back years)

“It is super special. Back to back. It was a goal coming into the year to be the best I can. This is a step in that direction. This season has not gone how I would have liked it to go. This is a positive end to the end of the season.”

(On his experiences last year)

“Last year was a little different circumstances. I plan on being there again. We have two games that I look forward to and staying healthy and play the best I can the last two weeks, but then hopefully I will be able to go to Orlando.”

(On if his knee injury factors into his decision to attend the Pro Bowl)

“It may. It depends. With a bruise you just have to rest and not do anything for it to get better. It is a bone bruise. It still hurts now, but the trainers have told me after the season to rest for like a week and a half or two weeks and it will be good.”

(On if the Pro Bowl voting went as expected in his opinion)

“I wish a couple more guys could have made it. Maybe they will in the coming weeks. I know some guys get added and people drop off. I don’t know logistics of how it goes, but I hope there are still some opportunities out there.”

NFL announces Pro Bowl rosters

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 27, and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks, and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.

The Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 86 Pro Bowl selections announced today. Two additional “need” players will be chosen by each head coach and must be long snappers. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. In 1995, the NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler JIM KELLY, Pro Football Hall of Famer and eight-time Pro Bowler EMMITT SMITH, Pro Football Hall of Famer and eight-time Pro Bowler BRIAN URLACHER and nine-time Pro Bowler DEMARCUS WARE will serve as 2019 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

Kelly (offense) and Ware (defense) will lead the AFC, while Smith (offense) and Urlacher (defense) will lead the NFC. The four Legends Captains, who were collectively selected to 30 Pro Bowls, will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be present on the sidelines on gameday.

Twenty-nine of the players selected to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars, including six rookies – running back SAQUON BARKLEY of the New York Giants, punter MICHAEL DICKSON of Seattle, free safety DERWIN JAMES of the Los Angeles Chargers, running back PHILLIP LINDSAY of Denver, guard QUENTON NELSON of Indianapolis and cornerback DENZEL WARD of Cleveland.

Twenty-nine teams had at least one player selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl and 24 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars. The Los Angeles Chargers placed a league-best seven players on the Pro Bowl roster, while the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints led the NFC with five players selected each.

The 2019 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams in the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs with the best regular-season records.

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $67,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $34,000.

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. New this year, tickets will also grant fans special benefits on gameday, including AFC & NFC seating sections, player red carpet viewing, special kid zone activities and postgame fireworks.

2019 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION

 (*First-time Pro Bowl selection; Bold/Italic: Starter)

AFC
OFFENSE (21)​

  QUARTERBACKS (3)     TIGHT ENDS (2)
  Tom Brady, New England   * Eric Ebron, Indianapolis
* Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City     Travis Kelce, Kansas City
  Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers      
        TACKLES (3)
  WIDE RECEIVERS (4)   * Eric Fisher, Kansas City
  Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers     Taylor Lewan, Tennessee
  Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh     Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh
  Tyreek Hill, Kansas City      
  DeAndre Hopkins, Houston     GUARDS (3)
        David DeCastro, Pittsburgh
  RUNNING BACKS (3)   * Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
* James Conner, Pittsburgh     Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
  Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers      
* Phillip Lindsay, Denver     CENTERS (2)
        Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
  FULLBACK (1)     Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers
* Anthony Sherman, Kansas City      


DEFENSE (18)

  DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)     INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
* Myles Garrett, Cleveland   * Benardrick McKinney, Houston
  Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers     C.J. Mosley, Baltimore
  J.J. Watt, Houston      
        CORNERBACKS (4)
  INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)     Stephon Gilmore, New England
  Geno Atkins, Cincinnati   * Xavien Howard, Miami
  Jurrell Casey, Tennessee     Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville
  Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh   * Denzel Ward, Cleveland
         
  OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)     FREE SAFETIES (2)
  Jadeveon Clowney, Houston   * Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
* Dee Ford, Kansas City     Eric Weddle, Baltimore
  Von Miller, Denver      
        STRONG SAFETY (1)
      * Jamal Adams, New York Jets


SPECIALISTS (4)

  PUNTER (1)     RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
  Brett Kern, Tennessee   * Andre Roberts, New York Jets
         
  PLACEKICKER (1)     SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
* Jason Myers, New York Jets   * Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers

 

NFC
OFFENSE (21)

  QUARTERBACKS (3)   TIGHT ENDS (2)
  Drew Brees, New Orleans   Zach Ertz, Philadelphia
  Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams * George Kittle, San Francisco
  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay    
      TACKLES (3)
  WIDE RECEIVERS (4) * Terron Armstead, New Orleans
  Davante Adams, Green Bay   Tyron Smith, Dallas
  Julio Jones, Atlanta   Trent Williams, Washington
  Adam Thielen, Minnesota  
  Michael Thomas, New Orleans   GUARDS (3)
      Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia
  RUNNING BACKS (3)   Zack Martin, Dallas
* Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   Trai Turner, Carolina
  Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas    
  Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams   CENTERS (2)
      Alex Mack, Atlanta
  FULLBACK (1)   Max Unger, New Orleans
  Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco    


DEFENSE (18)

  DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)   INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
* Danielle Hunter, Minnesota   Luke Kuechly, Carolina
  Cameron Jordan, New Orleans   Bobby Wagner, Seattle
  Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas    
      CORNERBACKS (4)
  INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) * Kyle Fuller, Chicago
  Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia * Byron Jones, Dallas
  Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams   Patrick Peterson, Arizona
* Akiem Hicks, Chicago   Darius Slay, Detroit
         
  OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)     FREE SAFETIES (2)
  Anthony Barr, Minnesota   * Eddie Jackson, Chicago
  Ryan Kerrigan, Washington     Harrison Smith, Minnesota
  Khalil Mack, Chicago      
        STRONG SAFETY (1)
        Landon Collins, New York Giants


SPECIALISTS (4)
 

  PUNTER (1)     RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
* Michael Dickson, Seattle   * Tarik Cohen, Chicago
         
  PLACEKICKER (1)     SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
* Aldrick Rosas, New York Giants   * Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams

 

2019 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB

PLAYER POSITION PRO BOWLS  
 
ARIZONA (1)      
Patrick Peterson Cornerback 8  
       
ATLANTA (2)      
Julio Jones Wide Receiver 6  
Alex Mack Center 6  
       
BALTIMORE (3)      
C.J. Mosley Inside/Middle Linebacker 4  
Eric Weddle Free Safety 6  
Marshal Yanda Guard 7  
 
CAROLINA (2)      
Luke Kuechly Inside/Middle Linebacker 6  
Trai Turner Guard 4  
       
CHICAGO (5)      
Tarik Cohen Return Specialist 1  
Kyle Fuller Cornerback 1  
Akiem Hicks Interior Lineman 1  
Eddie Jackson Free Safety 1  
Khalil Mack Outside Linebacker 4  
       
CINCINNATI (1)      
Geno Atkins Interior Lineman 7  
       
CLEVELAND (2)      
Myles Garrett Defensive End 1  
Denzel Ward Cornerback 1  
       
DALLAS (5)      
Ezekiel Elliott Running Back 2  
Byron Jones Cornerback 1  
Demarcus Lawrence Defensive End 2  
Zack Martin Guard 5  
Tyron Smith Tackle 6  
       
DENVER (2)      
Phillip Lindsay Running Back 1  
Von Miller Outside Linebacker 7  
 
DETROIT (1)      
Darius Slay Cornerback 2  
     
GREEN BAY (2)      
Davante Adams Wide Receiver 2  
Aaron Rodgers Quarterback 7  
     
HOUSTON (4)      
Jadeveon Clowney Outside Linebacker 3  
DeAndre Hopkins Wide Receiver 3  
Benardrick McKinney Inside/Middle Linebacker 1  
J.J. Watt Defensive End 5  
       
INDIANAPOLIS (2)      
Eric Ebron Tight End 1  
Quenton Nelson Guard 1  
       
JACKSONVILLE (1)      
Jalen Ramsey Cornerback 2  
     
KANSAS CITY (6)      
Eric Fisher Tackle 1  
Dee Ford Outside Linebacker 1  
Tyreek Hill Wide Receiver 3  
Travis Kelce Tight End 4  
Patrick Mahomes Quarterback 1  
Anthony Sherman Fullback 1  
       
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (7)      
Keenan Allen Wide Receiver 2  
Melvin Gordon Running Back 2  
Melvin Ingram Defensive End 2  
Derwin James Free Safety 1  
Adrian Phillips Special Teamer 1  
Mike Pouncey Center 4  
Philip Rivers Quarterback 8  
       
LOS ANGELES RAMS (4)      
Aaron Donald Interior Lineman 5  
Jared Goff Quarterback 2  
Todd Gurley Running Back 3  
Cory Littleton Special Teamer 1  
       
MIAMI (1)      
Xavien Howard Cornerback 1  
       
MINNESOTA (4)      
Anthony Barr Outside Linebacker 4  
Danielle Hunter Defensive End 1  
Harrison Smith Free Safety 4  
Adam Thielen Wide Receiver 2  
       
NEW ENGLAND (2)      
Tom Brady Quarterback 14  
Stephon Gilmore Cornerback 2  
     
NEW ORLEANS (5)      
Terron Armstead Tackle 1  
Drew Brees Quarterback 12  
Cameron Jordan Defensive End 4  
Michael Thomas Wide Receiver 2  
Max Unger Center 3  
       
NEW YORK GIANTS (3)      
Saquon Barkley Running Back 1  
Landon Collins Strong Safety 3  
Aldrick Rosas Placekicker 1  
       
NEW YORK JETS (3)      
Jamal Adams Strong Safety 1  
Jason Myers Placekicker 1  
Andre Roberts Return Specialist 1  
 
PHILADELPHIA (3)      
Brandon Brooks Guard 2  
Fletcher Cox Interior Lineman 4  
Zach Ertz Tight End 2  
       
PITTSBURGH (6)      
Antonio Brown Wide Receiver 7  
James Conner Running Back 1  
David DeCastro Guard 4  
Cameron Heyward Interior Lineman 2  
Maurkice Pouncey Center 7  
Alejandro Villanueva Tackle 2  
       
SAN FRANCISCO (2)      
Kyle Juszczyk Fullback 3  
George Kittle Tight End 1  
     
SEATTLE (2)      
Michael Dickson Punter 1  
Bobby Wagner Inside/Middle Linebacker 6  
       
TENNESSEE (3)      
Jurrell Casey Interior Lineman 4  
Brett Kern Punter 2  
Taylor Lewan Tackle 3  
     
WASHINGTON (2)      
Ryan Kerrigan Outside Linebacker 4  
Trent Williams Tackle 7

Jalen Ramsey selected to Pro Bowl

Third-year All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars has been selected as a starter for the 2019 Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season, the NFL announced today.

“I would like to thank the fans, my teammates, my coaches and all my opponents that voted for me to the 2019 Pro Bowl, but most importantly, I’d like to thank God for everything he has done for me and my family,” said Ramsey on Tuesday. “I had a great experience in Orlando last year getting to know so many of the top players in our league and I’m excited to have that opportunity once again. While the Pro Bowl may seem like an individual honor, it’s a credit to everyone on our defense, and I hope to see some of my brothers added to the Pro Bowl roster in the coming weeks. Thank you, all.”

Entering Week 16, Ramsey has totaled 57 tackles (54 solo), 11 passes defensed and three INTs. Since being drafted fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Florida State, he has appeared in all 46 games and has totaled 185 tackles (161 solo), 42 passes defensed, nine INTs and one forced fumble. Ramsey’s 10 career games with multiple passes defensed are the most through three seasons in franchise history, while his 42 career passes defensed are the most by a player 24-or-younger in team annals.

In Week 11 versus Pittsburgh earlier this season, Ramsey became the youngest player in Jaguars history to post multiple INTs in single game, and joined former CBDavon House as the only players in franchise history to register at least eight tackles and multiple INTs in a single game. Ramsey joins A.J. Bouye (2017) and Rashean Mathis (2006) as the only CBs to be selected to the Pro Bowl in franchise history.

Since Owner Shad Khan acquired the Jaguars in 2012, the team has had eight players named to the Pro Bowl, including LB Paul Posluszny in 2013, WR Allen Robinson in 2015, CB A.J. Bouye in 2017, DE Calais Campbell in 2017, DT Malik Jackson in 2017, DE Yannick Ngakoue in 2017, LB Telvin Smith in 2017 and Ramsey in 2017 and 2018.

Doug Marrone has coached 13 players to 19 Pro Bowl selections during his 13 years as an offensive line coach (only offensive linemen), offensive coordinator (only offensive players) or head coach (all players).

Players for the Pro Bowl 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. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995. The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will feature the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format.

For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowl Week festivities will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football — from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events include: Pro Bowl Practices, Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL FLAG Championships Powered By USA Football and Play Football Celebrity Flag Game.

Four Vikings make Pro Bowl

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, defensive end Danielle Hunter, safety Harrison Smith and wide receiver Adam Thielen have been selected by players, fans and coaches to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl.

Barr has been named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl a week after a career-high 2.0 sacks versus Miami. The team captain has helped the Vikings defense rank near the top of the league in several categories. The defensive unit ranks first in third down conversions, holding opponents to 28.6 percent, leads the NFL with 47 sacks, and has limited opponents to 202.9 passing yards per game, the fourth best mark in the NFL. According to coach’s stats, Barr has totaled 63 tackles, 3.0 sacks, six tackles for loss, and one forced fumble in 2018.

Hunter, who is tied for second in the NFL in sacks with 14.5, has earned his first Pro Bowl nod in his fourth NFL season. In the Vikings Week 9 matchup against Detroit, Hunter recorded a career-high 3.5 sacks along with one defensive touchdown and helped the team to a franchise record 10.0 sacks in a single game. The Katy, Texas; native went on to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for that effort. The 24-year-old defensive end is first in total tackles (66), sacks (14.5) and TFLs (20) at his position in the NFC.

Smith, with three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, six tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks, is one of the most versatile safeties in the league. The four-time Pro Bowler became the first player to record three interceptions and 3.0 sacks in a single season since Landon Collins and Ryan Shazier in 2016. Smith is tied for the most interceptions on the team and is the second leading tackler with 71 total tackles (55 solo). The seventh-year veteran is attending his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, trailing only Paul Krause (6) and Joey Browner (6 – one as a special teamer) for the most among Vikings safeties.

Thielen, who has earned his second straight Pro Bowl honor, is second in the NFL with 105 receptions. His 1,255 receiving yards make him the first Viking to record back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons since Randy Moss did so from 1998-2003. The Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; native became the second player in NFL history to record eight consecutive games of 100 or more receiving yards and the first to do so to start a season. An undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State University, Mankato, Thielen joins Gene Washington, John Gilliam, Sammy White, Ahmad Rashad, Anthony Carter, Cris Carter and Randy Moss as the only Vikings wide receivers to be named to multiple Pro Bowls.

The 2019 Pro Bowl kicks off at 2:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, January 27 and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.

For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowl Week festivities will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events include: Pro Bowl Practices, Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL FLAG Championships Powered by USA Football and Play Football Celebrity Flag Game.

VIKINGS PRO BOWLERS UNDER MIKE ZIMMER

Anthony Barr, LB                                     2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Teddy Bridgewater, QB                           2015

Everson Griffen, DE                                 2015, 2016, 2017

Danielle Hunter, DE                                 2018

Linval Joseph, DT                                    2016, 2017

Cordarrelle Patterson, RS                        2016

Adrian Peterson, RB                                2015

Harrison Smith, S                                     2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Xavier Rhodes, CB                                  2016, 2017

Adam Thielen, WR                                   2017, 2018

Saints QB Drew Brees tops Pro Bowl voting by fans

New Orleans Saints quarterback DREW BREES received 1,270,631 total fan votes to lead all NFL players in balloting for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon. Fan voting ended on Thursday, December 13.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES (1,197,370 votes) ranked second overall, while New York Giants rookie running back SAQUON BARKLEY (987,562 votes), Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY (957,052 votes) and Rams quarterback JARED GOFF (838,561 votes) rounded out the top five.

Seven of the top 10 vote getters – Mahomes, Barkley, Goff, Dallas Cowboys running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT,Pittsburgh Steelers running back JAMES CONNER, New Orleans Saints running back ALVIN KAMARA and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver TYREEK HILL – are currently in their first, second or third NFL season. Additionally, nine first-or-second year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET.

Players for the game 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. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. NFL players and coaches cast their votes on Friday, December 14.

The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET, will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks, and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. New this year, tickets will also grant fans special benefits on gameday, including AFC & NFC seating sections, player red carpet viewing, special kid zone activities and postgame fireworks.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS. NAME TEAM VOTES
QB Drew Brees New Orleans 1,270,631
QB Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 1,197,370
RB Saquon Barkley New York Giants 987,562
RB Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 957,052
QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 838,561
RB Ezekiel Elliott Dallas 827,888
RB James Conner Pittsburgh 817,495
WR Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 778,630
RB Alvin Kamara New Orleans 776,846
WR Tyreek Hill Kansas City 753,981


AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS. CONF. NAME, TEAM VOTES POS. CONF. NAME, TEAM VOTES
QB AFC Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City 1,197,370 DE AFC J.J. Watt, Houston 547,364
QB NFC Drew Brees, New Orleans 1,270,631 DE NFC Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas 362,135
RB AFC James Conner, Pittsburgh 817,495 DT AFC Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 309,980
RB NFC Saquon Barkley, NY Giants 987,562 DT NFC Aaron Donald, LA Rams 505,207
FB AFC Anthony Sherman, Kansas City 231,804 OLB AFC Von Miller, Denver 413,057
FB NFC Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 564,873 OLB NFC Khalil Mack, Chicago 577,100
WR AFC Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh 778,630 ILB AFC Vince Williams, Pittsburgh 119,985
WR NFC Odell Beckham, Jr., NY Giants 688,760 ILB NFC Luke Kuechly, Carolina 350,604
TE AFC Travis Kelce, Kansas City 745,416 CB AFC Denzel Ward, Cleveland 362,185
TE NFC Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 648,992 CB NFC Kyle Fuller, Chicago 377,687
T AFC Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh 276,378 SS AFC Jamal Adams, NY Jets 249,348
T NFC Terron Armstead, New Orleans 346,860 SS NFC Adrian Amos, Chicago 213,632
G AFC David DeCastro, Pittsburgh 334,644 FS AFC Derwin James, LA Chargers 165,153
G NFC Zack Martin, Dallas 379,700 FS NFC Eddie Jackson, Chicago 311,301
C AFC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 311,838 P AFC Britton Colquitt, Cleveland 179,390
C NFC Max Unger, New Orleans 339,631 P NFC Michael Dickson, Seattle 171,010
K AFC Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis 161,752 ST AFC Roosevelt Nix, Pittsburgh 126,957
K NFC Wil Lutz, New Orleans 195,895 ST NFC Mark Nzeocha, San Francisco 183,150
RS AFC Tyreek Hill, Kansas City 243,384
RS NFC Tarik Cohen, Chicago 266,516

For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowl Week festivities will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events include: Pro Bowl Practices, Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL FLAG Championships Powered By USA Football and Play Football Celebrity Flag Game.

Jags’ Jalen Ramsey explains why he belongs in the Pro Bowl

After losing to the Patriots in the AFC title game last season, corner Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville Jaguars expected to do big things in 2018, but after starting the season 3-1, the team went on an seven-game losing streak, and now at this point, the Jaguars are 4-9 and playing for pride.

In the offseason, Ramsey did an interview with GQ Magazine where he gave an honest, but critical assessment of many players around the league. At that point, all eyes were on Ramsey, and he started slow, but he has played better later in the season. Ramsey, who was a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 2017, had four picks and 17 pass defenses last season, while in 2018, Ramsey has three picks and 10 pass defenses with three games left to play.

With all that being said, Ramsey believes he belongs in the Pro Bowl.

“Some people get it confused because we are losing right now on the team, but if you look at what I do out here, I’m still performing at a high level,” Ramsey said. “I’m still having productive games, doing well, doing my job for the team. You look at me against No. 1 receivers this year; they have had their lowest totals. Tyreek [Hill] – 40 yards. Everybody wants to talk about the one catch, but 40 yards. D-Hop [DeAndre Hopkins], three receptions, 50 yards. He had one long catch, but he had a touchdown as well. Odell [Beckham Jr.], he probably had the best game out of No. 1 wide receivers against me this year. He did really well. I couldn’t really play fully my game that game. Who else? T.Y. Hilton, he didn’t have his best game against me. Look at other weeks – he is putting up 100 [yards]. Three weeks before playing us, what did he do? He put up 200 the week after I want to say. A.B [Antonio Brown], I did my thing that game. He still got off, he still had his, but I wasn’t covering him right then. I’m not trying to just say what I’m doing, but I just feel like people forget sometimes. People are talented. There are other talented corners out here. My peers are definitely a talented group, but you look at me and you look at them, there is nothing they can really do.”

The Jaguars record will work against Ramsey, which is common for players who are on bad teams. When it all said and done, Ramsey’s numbers will be close to what he had last season. Therefore, a case can be made for Ramsey to the Pro Bowl, but in the end, playing on a bad team might just hold him back.

Brees leading the fan vote for the Pro Bowl

As fan voting enters its final week, New Orleans Saints quarterback DREW BREES, with 950,818 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES (884,888 votes) ranks second overall, while Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY (747,516 votes), New York Giants rookie running back SAQUON BARKLEY (718,108 votes) and Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER (664,897 votes) round out the top five.

Six of the top 10 vote getters – Mahomes, Conner, Barkley, Los Angeles Rams quarterback JARED GOFF, New Orleans Saints running back ALVIN KAMARA and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver TYREEK HILL – are currently in their first, second or third NFL season. Additionally, nine first-or-second year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

Fan voting for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones atNFL.com/ProBowlVote until Thursday, December 13.

Through the end of the voting period on December 13, fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period.

Fans are able to vote as many times as they like through both NFL.com/ProBowlVote or directly on twitter.

The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET, will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks, and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. New this year, tickets will also grant fans special benefits on gameday, including AFC & NFC seating sections, player red carpet viewing, special kid zone activities and postgame fireworks.

Players for the game 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 14.

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS. NAME TEAM VOTES
QB Drew Brees New Orleans 950,818
QB Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 884,888
RB Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 747,516
RB Saquon Barkley New York Giants 718,108
RB James Conner Pittsburgh 664,897
QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 658,150
WR Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 630,392
RB Alvin Kamara New Orleans 582,550
WR Tyreek Hill Kansas City 560,994
TE Travis Kelce Kansas City 551,249

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS. CONF. NAME, TEAM VOTES POS. CONF. NAME, TEAM VOTES
QB AFC Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City 884,888 DE AFC J.J. Watt, Houston 405,878
QB NFC Drew Brees, New Orleans 950,818 DE NFC Danielle Hunter, Minnesota 278,267
RB AFC James Conner, Pittsburgh 664,897 DT AFC Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 242,851
RB NFC Todd Gurley, LA Rams 747,516 DT NFC Aaron Donald, LA Rams 385,591
FB AFC Anthony Sherman, Kansas City 170,608 OLB AFC T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh 314,173
FB NFC Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 423,176 OLB NFC Khalil Mack, Chicago 378,895
WR AFC Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh 630,392 ILB AFC Jon Bostic, Pittsburgh 102,101
WR NFC Odell Beckham, Jr., NY Giants 527,768 ILB NFC Luke Kuechly, Carolina 261,715
TE AFC Travis Kelce, Kansas City 551,249 CB AFC Denzel Ward, Cleveland 268,092
TE NFC Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 495,442 CB NFC Kyle Fuller, Chicago 281,555
T AFC Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh 223,489 SS AFC Jamal Adams, NY Jets 178,371
T NFC Terron Armstead, New Orleans 246,931 SS NFC Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Washington 135,256
G AFC David DeCastro, Pittsburgh 273,059 FS AFC Derwin James, LA Chargers 110,193
G NFC Zack Martin, Dallas 221,790 FS NFC Eddie Jackson, Chicago 150,525
C AFC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 253,587 P AFC Britton Colquitt, Cleveland 127,866
C NFC Max Unger, New Orleans 243,549 P NFC Michael Dickson, Seattle 95,266
K AFC Justin Tucker, Baltimore 87,423 ST AFC Roosevelt Nix, Pittsburgh 108,445
K NFC Wil Lutz, New Orleans 124,151 ST NFC Mark Nzeocha, San Francisco 129,446
RS AFC Tyreek Hill, Kansas City 178,901
RS NFC Tarik Cohen, Chicago 146,204
*Totals reflect players currently on active rosters through Tuesday, December 4 at 3:00 PM ET

For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowl Week festivities will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events include: Pro Bowl Practices, Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL FLAG Championships Powered By USA Football and Play Football Celebrity Flag Game.

Drew Brees leads Pro Bowl voting by fans

New Orleans Saints quarterback DREW BREES, with 487,400 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES (459,325 votes) ranks second overall, while Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY (402,238 votes), Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER (384,643 votes) and New York Giants rookie running back SAQUON BARKLEY (363,609 votes) round out the top five.

Fan voting for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at NFL.com/ProBowlVote until Thursday, December 13.

During the final two weeks of 2019 Pro Bowl voting – November 29-December 13 – fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period.

The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET, will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks, and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. New this year, tickets will also grant fans special benefits on gameday, including AFC & NFC seating sections, player red carpet viewing, special kid zone activities and postgame fireworks.

Players for the game 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 14.

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Drew Brees New Orleans 487,400

QB

Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 459,325

RB

Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 402,238

RB

James Conner Pittsburgh 384,643

RB

Saquon Barkley New York Giants 363,609

WR

Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 353,169

QB

Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 337,765

RB

Alvin Kamara New Orleans 312,083

RB

Kareem Hunt Kansas City 293,209

TE

Travis Kelce Kansas City 283,104​

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

 

QB

AFC Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City 459,325

DE

AFC J.J. Watt, Houston 212,514  

QB

NFC Drew Brees, New Orleans 487,400

DE

NFC Danielle Hunter, Minnesota 149,946  

RB

AFC James Conner, Pittsburgh 384,643

DT

AFC Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 132,284  

RB

NFC Todd Gurley, LA Rams 402,238

DT

NFC Aaron Donald, LA Rams 201,789  

FB

AFC Roosevelt Nix, Pittsburgh 92,592

OLB

AFC T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh 167,030  

FB

NFC Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 229,543

OLB

NFC Khalil Mack, Chicago 178,678  

WR

AFC Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh 353,169

ILB

AFC Jon Bostic, Pittsburgh 59,201  

WR

NFC Odell Beckham, Jr., NY Giants 278,490

ILB

NFC Luke Kuechly, Carolina 132,323  

TE

AFC Travis Kelce, Kansas City 283,104

CB

AFC Denzel Ward, Cleveland 147,901  

TE

NFC Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 266,553

CB

NFC Patrick Peterson, Arizona 125,114  

T

AFC Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh 125,152

SS

AFC Jamal Adams, NY Jets 92,765  

T

NFC Terron Armstead, New Orleans 128,234

SS

NFC Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Washington 75,331  

G

AFC David DeCastro, Pittsburgh 157,292

FS

AFC Derwin James, LA Chargers 57,858  

G

NFC Zack Martin, Dallas 114,083

FS

NFC Harrison Smith, Minnesota 57,938  

C

AFC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 145,261

P

AFC Britton Colquitt, Cleveland 66,746  

C

NFC Max Unger, New Orleans 125,249

P

NFC Michael Dickson, Seattle 51,852  

K

AFC Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh 47,581

ST

AFC Roosevelt Nix, Pittsburgh 63,995  

K

NFC Graham Gano, Carolina 59,923

ST

NFC Justin Hardee, New Orleans 45,658  

RS

AFC Tyreek Hill, Kansas City 91,964

       

RS

NFC Tarik Cohen, Chicago 54,362

       
*Totals reflect players currently on active rosters through Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 PM ET

Mike Tomlin, Sean Payton to coach Pro Bowl

The coaching staffs of the PITTSBURGH STEELERS and NEW ORLEANS SAINTS were selected to lead the 2018 Pro Bowl teams in Orlando, Florida, the NFL announced today.

The 2018 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 28, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which will kickoff at 3:00 PM ET and be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC, are on sale now at ProBowl.com.​

MIKE TOMLIN and the coaches from the Pittsburgh Steelers and SEAN PAYTON and the coaches from the New Orleans Saints will lead the AFC and NFC teams, respectively.

Each conference will also be led by two Legends Captains – one offensive and one defensive. Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (offense) and Hall of Fame defensive end JASON TAYLOR (defense) will lead the AFC, while three-time Pro Bowl running back WARRICK DUNN (offense) and Hall of Fame linebacker DERRICK BROOKS (defense) will lead the NFC.