Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski would rather be in Glendale, Ariz., for Feb. 1, but the quarterback and the tight end currently lead the New England Patriots in voting for the Jan. 25 Pro Bowl.
Brady finds himself in third place in the quarterback race, sitting behind the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning and the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers with over 627,000 votes. Gronkowski, meanwhile, finds himself sitting atop the tight end position and 10th overall with over 421,000 votes as of Dec. 10.
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski is leading his position with roughly 160,000 votes, while Darrelle Revis ranks third among cornerbacks and Matthew Slater also ranks third among special-teamers.
Rounding out New England’s primary candidates is Vince Wilfork, who presently ranks ninth at the defensive tackle position.
For the second consecutive season, the two Pro Bowl teams will be selected by captains instead of by conference, which means there could be Patriots helmets going against one another. But the Patriots are hoping their top representatives won’t have to do so.
Fan voting ends on Dec. 15.