The Cardinals are a) 6-2 and b) winning with some style points (i.e., winning by scoring a lot with familiar names.) So it’s not a huge surprise to see players doing well in the first round of Pro Bowl voting results. The biggest news is that both quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are currently in the top 10 of all players.
Tyrann Mathieu currently leads all free safeties in voting too.
Palmer is seventh in the voting (and fifth among QBs) with his 87,838 votes. Fitz is 10th overall (and third among receivers) with his 77,709 votes. Palmer trails QBs Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton. Fitzgerald is behind receivers Julio Jones and Odell Beckham, Jr.
Mathieu’s 31,097 votes have him ahead of Seattle’s Earl Thomas right now.
They aren’t the only Cardinals in the early Pro Bowl mix. A look at the rest of the players in the top 10 at their positions:
RB – Chris Johnson is sixth (43,941; Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman is first at 103,334.)
G – Mike Iupati is second (25,267; Dallas’ Zack Martin is first at 28,158.)
DT – Calais Campbell is fifth (34,038; Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins is first at 54,816.)
CB – Patrick Peterson is fourth (41,066; Carolina’s Josh Norman is first at 64,915.)
SS – Deone Bucannon is fifth (13,205; Oakland’s Charles Woodson is first at 46,698.)
Return specialist – David Johnson is ninth (9,557; Seattle’s Tyler Lockett is first at 23,006.)
Special teamer – Justin Bethel is third (18,330; New England’s Matthew Slater is first at 21,457.)
Tags: Calais Campbell, Carson Palmer, Chris Johnson, Deone Bucannon, Justin Bethel, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Iupati, Patrick Peterson, Pro Bowl, Tyrann Mathieu
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