Baltimore Ravens Well Represented in Pro Bowl Voting

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Pro Bowl voting is officially underway, and the NFL recently released an update on the early results. Based on the early fan turnout, the Baltimore Ravens are going to be well-represented at the Pro Bowl, assuming they aren’t preparing to play in the Super Bowl. According to the release, Kevin Zeitler and Justin Tucker are currently leading the league at their respective positions, while players in the Ravens organization have collectively combined to receive the fourth-most votes of any team.

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The Two Leaders

It should go without saying that Justin Tucker is going to win the Pro Bowl vote at the kicker position. After all, he is the best to ever do it, and the former undrafted free agent is in the midst of yet another fantastic season. Through 12 games, the Texas product leads the league with 25 made field goals on 28 attempts. While his 89.3% field goal percentage is lower than you’d expect, it’s worth noting that all three of his misses have come from over 50 yards, and that includes a missed 68-yard field goal. It speaks to Tucker’s greatness that everyone was surprised that he didn’t nail a kick of that length.

Kevin Zeitler is not as good at guard as Justin Tucker is at kicker (nobody is), but he is still a deserving selection for the Pro Bowl. Surprisingly enough, the 11-year NFL veteran has yet to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl, but that streak could very well end this year. Through 12 games, the former first-round pick currently has the 15th-best PFF grade among players at his position while playing in every single offensive snap for the Ravens.

It’s worth noting that Pro Bowl selections are not exclusively determined by the fans. While the fan vote plays a key part in the equation, the final selections are also determined by player and coach votes. Tucker should be a lock to earn his sixth Pro Bowl selection, but Zeitler will need to battle other worthy players like Joe Thuney, Joel Bitonio, and Michael Onwenu for the honors.

Ravens Have Fourth-Highest Voter Turnout

While Zeitler and Tucker are the only two Ravens leading their respective positions, they’re far from the only Ravens receiving votes. According to the NFL, Ravens players collectively rank fourth in total votes received, trailing only the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins.

The NFL only told us which players are leading the vote, so there is no way to tell which other Ravens are doing well. It’s safe to assume that Mark Andrews is probably in second place among AFC tight ends, trailing only Travis Kelce, and Lamar Jackson has probably earned a few votes as well. Sadly, it’s hard to imagine either player earning top billing when the voting is said and done. Travis Kelce is simply playing like a man possessed this year, and Lamar Jackson’s recent injury makes it basically impossible for him to usurp Tua Tagovailoa and Patrick Mahomes.

The Pro Bowl voting is largely a popularity contest, and the fact that the team has earned that many votes despite not having a worthy running back or wide receiver speaks volumes about the passion of the fan base.