KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fan voting for the 2019 Pro Bowl concluded with quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading all vote-getters in the AFC and at least three other Chiefs appear in line to win Pro Bowl win the NFL unveils the team on Tuesday.
Mahomes captured 1,197,370 votes to lead all AFC players. Only New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received more votes than Mahomes with 1,270,631.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill finished 10th among all vote-getters with 753,981 votes. He ranked No. 2 among all receivers behind only Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown, who finished with 778,630. But Hill led the voting at return specialists for the AFC team.
Two others Chiefs led the fan voting at their positions: tight end Travis Kelce, who finished just outside the top 10 overall with 745,416, and fullback Anthony Sherman.
Fan voting for the Pro Bowl counts one-third toward the selection of players for the the squads. The team are determined by a consensus of voting among fans, players and coaches, with each group counting one-third toward the selections.
In addition to Mahomes, Hill, Kelce and Sherman, the Chiefs anticipate several other potential candidates for the Pro Bowl. Defense end Chris Jones, who currently ranks second in the NFL with 14 sacks, certainly expects to make the squad. Linebacker Dee Ford, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz and punter Dustin Colquitt also have strong cases.
The 88 players selected for the Pro Bowl will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. on an NFL Network special.
Naturally, the Chiefs hope none of their players take part in this season's Pro Bowl. The game takes place in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 27, one week before the 2019 Super Bowl, in which the Chiefs certainly hope they appear.