Aaron Rodgers Finishes Fifth in Pro Bowl Fan Voting Behind Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Russell Wilson

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December 22, 2020 8:57 pm

Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed a fine season with the Green Bay Packers in 2020. The veteran NFL quarterback has led his team to an 11-3 record heading into Week 16.

The two-time NFL MVP was at it again as he led the Packers to a 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers last weekend. The visitors were not at their dominant best but did enough to seal an important win.

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Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Patrick Mahomes all make the 2021 Pro Bowl shortlist

The voting for this year’s Pro Bowl event was concluded earlier this week. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes received the majority of the votes as per latest reports. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce bagged the most votes after Mahomes.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers came in at number five on the Pro Bowl Voting list. He accumulated roughly 30,000 fewer votes than the reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.

Nov 22, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers, Mahomes and Wilson are in the running for this year’s NFL MVP award as well. A-Rod has already thrown for 3,800+ yards this year with 40 passing TDs against just four interceptions in 14 games this season. He also leads the NFL charts in passing touchdowns and overall passer rating as well.

The fan voting for the Pro Bowl ended on December 17, 2020. The accumulated votes account for one-third of the voting process for the Pro Bowl. Coaches and players will also vote on potential Pro Bowlers in the coming weeks.

Overall, the Packers received the third-most fan votes overall, after the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seahawks.

The Packers had three players lead their respective positions in fan voting. They included left tackle David Bakhtiari, outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith and long snapper Hunter Bradley.

Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Matt LaFleur’s team sit at the summit of the NFC North Division table at the moment ahead of rivals Chicago Bears whom they play in Week 17. Their next game this weekend is against Ryan Tannehill-led Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field. Can Rodgers lead the Packers to the Super Bowl Trophy before he decides to move on for a different challenge in the NFL? Guess we’ll have to wait to find out.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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