The fan voting for the Pro Bowl has ended, which is one-third of the consideration for who actually makes the Pro Bowl. The other two-thirds of the vote comes from the coaches and the players and the roster will be announced on Tuesday, December 23. For now, however, we have just the results of the fan voting, and the top ten in the fan voting includes several Colts players.
Here's a look at the players in the top ten at their respective positions from the Colts:
Andrew Luck, # 4 Quarterback - Luck finishes the fan voting as the fourth leading vote-getter among quarterbacks and also the fourth leading vote-getter among all players. It's almost guaranteed that Luck will make his third straight Pro Bowl this year, as he's on pace to throw for more than 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns.
T.Y. Hilton, # 5 Wide Receiver - Hilton is on pace to catch 94 passes for 1,537 yards and eight touchdowns this year as Luck's top target, and for his play he finished fifth among wide receivers in the fan voting. Though the receiver position is one that has a ton of talent and worthy candidates throughout the league this year, it seems like Hilton could make it to his first Pro Bowl.
Dwayne Allen, # 9 Tight End - Allen doesn't have the stats of some other guys at his position, and that's why he's only ninth on this list, but he's a very good all-around player. He leads the Colts team with eight touchdown receptions and has proven to not only be a valuable receiver for Andrew Luck but also a valuable blocker. He finishes as the ninth tight end in fan voting so he has some catching up to do, but he's also deserving of a Pro Bowl nod if factoring in all-around play.
Jonotthan Harrison, # 10 Center - Jonotthan Harrison is the number ten overall vote getter among centers in the fan voting. While that likely still leaves him out of the Pro Bowl, the fact that he's even that high on the list is puzzling. I guess if you're the starting center of one of the league's best offenses, people will vote for you.
D'Qwell Jackson, # 6 Inside Linebacker - D'Qwell Jackson finishes the fan voting as the number six inside linebacker. For much of the season, he has been nothing close to a Pro Bowl player, but to his credit he has played much better over the last month of the season.
Mike Adams, # 4 Strong Safety - Adams has risen a bit in the last week even, as he finished the fan voting as the number four strong safety. In addition to leading the NFL in takeaways, Adams has been a steadying force in the Colts' secondary at a position that had plenty of question marks entering the year. He has had a terrific season and it would be great to see him rewarded with a Pro Bowl berth.
Adam Vinatieri, # 3 Kicker - Vinatieri is the only perfect kicker in the NFL this year, hitting all 28 of his field goal attempts. He has made 34 in a row dating back to last season, which is the fourth longest streak in NFL history. It's quite possibly the best season in Vinatieri's long career, and he finished the fan voting at number three. Hopefully the players and coaches vote him in to the Pro Bowl.
Pat McAfee, # 4 Punter - Quite possibly the NFL's best punter, Pat McAfee finished the fan voting as the number four punter. He has tied his own franchise record for punts pinned inside the 20 yard line and his net punting average ranks second in the NFL. He leads the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs and in successful onside kick attempts. He's absolutely worthy of a Pro Bowl appearance this year.
Colt Anderson, # 8 Special Teams - Colt Anderson has been a huge addition to the Colts' special teams units this season, and he finished the fan voting among the top ten of special teams players. He's had a great year and has been a great help to Pat McAfee and the coverage units.
What are your thoughts of the Colts who are in the top ten at their respective positions in the fan voting for the Pro Bowl (and those who aren't, like Vontae Davis - which is just ridiculous)? Keep in mind that this is only part of the voting and that the players and coaches' votes will also be tallied before the Pro Bowl players are announced next Tuesday evening (December 23) at 8 p.m. ET.