Tom Brady leads the voting for the 2011 Pro Bowl, receiving 1.88 million votes in the fan voting that ended Monday. Michael Vick is second (and leads the NFC) with 1.52 million votes.
Brady, who leads the NFL with a 109.9 quarterback rating and is tied with Drew Brees for the NFL lead with 31 touchdowns, is a career five-time Pro Bowl selection. The teams will be announced at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 28 on a special NFL Total Access 2011 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.
While Brady won the fan's approval, he did not fare so well with his fellow players, particularly the Ravens' Terrell Suggs.
Suggs, the Ravens' star pass rusher - not to mention the NFL's loudest Brady-basher - had filled out his Pro Bowl ballot earlier that day. He was asked who he'd selected at the quarterback position.
"Philip Rivers," he answered. "Peyton Manning."
He paused for effect.
"And Ryan Fitzpatrick."
Just the latest in Brady's and Suggs' on-going trash-talking.
"Why Fitzpatrick?" he repeated. "He's a good player. He's from Arizona, you know. I played against him in high school. He was good - but he wasn't that good."
The Patriots are the current No. 1 seed in the AFC, while the Ravens are the No. 4 seed, the top Wild Card position. Which means that yes, we could have another Baltimore-New England game in the Divisional Round.