Giants’ Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham among top Pro Bowl vote getters

Nov 18, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) celebrates his touchdown with running back Saquon Barkley (26) as quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks on during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are among the leading vote-getters in the latest fan balloting for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl.

Barkley is currently fifth overall in fan voting with 363,609 votes. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads all players with 487,400 votes. Brees is followed by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (459,325), Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (402,238), and Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Connor (384,643).

Barkley has 158 carries for 728 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has 64 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns. He entered Week 12 ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing yards and the leader in receptions among running backs. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after a career-high 142 yards on 27 carries in Sunday’s 38-35 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barkley is the first Giants rookie to receive the honor since Jeremy Shockey in Week 17 of the 2002 season.

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Beckham leads all NFC wide receivers with 278,490 votes and is second only to the Steelers’ Antonio Brown in overall votes at the position (353,169).

Beckham has 69 receptions for 932 yards and five touchdowns. He surpassed the 5,000-receiving yards milestone earlier this season and moved into third place on the franchise’s all-time receiving yards list. Beckham’s touchdown against Tampa Bay moved him into a tie for fourth place on the team’s all-time receiving touchdowns list.

No other Giants are on the Pro Bowl voting list.

The NFL is the only league of the four major North American sports that combines voting from fans, players, and coaches to determine its All-Star teams.

Fans have until Dec. 13 to vote at Beginning on Nov. 29, fans can vote for their favorite players on Twitter. To vote on Twitter, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All of three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote.

The 2019 NFL Pro Bowl rosters will be announced live Tuesday, Dec. 18 on the NFL Network’s special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM EST.

The 2019 NFL Pro Bowl will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST. The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

– Curtis Rawls is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the NFL, the New York Giants, and the NBA. Please like and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter. Curtis can be followed on Twitter @CuRawls203.


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