Why Pro Bowl Voting Is a Sham


Wes Welker has been a huge difference maker for the Pats. Every defense in the league has a hard time stopping him. A case could be made that he should have made the Pro Bowl after the 2007 season.

It’s obvious that everyone who makes the pro bowl is a high quality player worthy of the award. However, the best three players at their respective positions in each conference aren’t always represented when the final votes are tallied.

Here’s why: The voting process is split one third between fans, players and coaches. Players and pro personnel directors in the league that I have spoken to say the process is flawed and only produces about a 60 to 75% accurate outcome.

The Fan Vote

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