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Andrew Luck Second in NFL in Pro Bowl Voting

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Yes, it's that time of year again - it's time to vote for the Pro Bowl! Currently, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is the second-leading vote getter among all NFL players - behind just Peyton Manning.

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There are varying thoughts about the validity of the Pro Bowl, and especially with it being a combination of votes between coaches, players, fans, etc., it ends up being partly a popularity contest.  But regardless of your thoughts about the game, the NFL still pushes it and it's still a way in which you want your team's players to get recognized.  For the Colts, they're likely to have several such players this season.  In fact, quarterback Andrew Luck is second among all NFL players in Pro Bowl votes currently, behind only Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Luck is certainly deserving of his third Pro Bowl appearance in three years, as he leads the NFL in passing yards with 3,085 and is second (to only Peyton) in passing touchdowns with 26.  He's the unquestioned leader of the Colts and is doing great things in Indianapolis this year, leading the way for the league's number one offense in terms of both points per game and yards per game.

While Luck is the one getting a ton of votes (and deservedly and understandably so), several other Colts are deserving of Pro Bowl mention as well.  Punter Pat McAfee (who is the second leading vote-getter among punters currently) absolutely should make the Pro Bowl, and if he doesn't it's a joke.  Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, left tackle Anthony Castonzo, tight end Dwayne Allen, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, defensive lineman Cory Redding, cornerback Vontae Davis, and kicker Adam Vinatieri are all players who at least are in the conversation.  Not all of them will make it, nor do I think all of them necessarily should make it, but they at least deserve to be in the discussion.

Andrew Luck, though?  He's one of the front-runners of that discussion, and right now there's only one player in the NFL who has received more Pro Bowl votes than the Colts' quarterback.  Of course, hopefully, the Colts won't have any players in the game - because hopefully they'll be preparing for another game a week later, the Super Bowl.

To vote for your favorite Colts to make the Pro Bowl, head here.