The Cincinnati Bengals are poised to have multiple players voted into the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl based on the most recent voting update.
As of now, Andy Dalton has the third-most votes of any player in the NFL. He's also the third-ranked quarterback with Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots being the only two players ahead of him.
Pro Bowl Top Vote Receivers as of 11/25/2015:
|QB||Tom Brady||New England||342,471|
|QB||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||254,253|
|TE||Rob Gronkowski||New England||243,451|
|WR||Odell Beckham, Jr.||New York Giants||212,741|
|RB||Todd Gurley||St. Louis||204,309|
Through 10 games, Dalton has completed 218 of 335 passes (65.1-percent) for 2,738 yards (8.17 yards per attempt) with 20 touchdowns vs five interceptions. Dalton has added two more scores on the ground and currently has a passer rating of 104.0, the third highest of any quarterback. He also has a 71.3 total QBR, the fourth best of any quarterback.
The only other Bengals player in the top two of his position is Geno Atkins, who is the top vote-getting defensive tackle as of today. Atkins has easily been one of the best defensive players in football this season, so seeing him poised to be the top defensive tackle in Pro Bowl voting is a well-deserved honor.
Through 10 games this year, Atkins has seven sacks, 31 total tackles and one forced fumble. He's been a beast in the middle and is a big reason why the Bengals defense is once again among the league leaders in sacks (eighth most of any team).
A.J. Green has the seventh most votes among wide receivers, Tyler Eifert has the third most votes among tight ends, Russell Bodine has the ninth most votes among centers, Kevin Zeitler and Clint Boling have the fourth the ninth most votes among guards respectively, Andrew Whitworth has the fifth most votes among tackles, Carlos Dunlap has the fourth most votes among defensive ends, Adam Jones has the ninth most votes among cornerbacks (and eighth most among return specialists), Reggie Nelson has the sixth most votes among free safeties, and Cedric Peerman has the sixth most votes among special teamers.
Eight wide receivers, 6 tackles, 6 guards, 4 centers, 4 tight ends, 6 quarterbacks, 6 running backs, 2 fullbacks, 6 defensive ends, 6 interior linemen, 6 outside linebackers, 4 inside/middle linebackers, 8 cornerbacks, 6 safeties , 2 punters, 2 placekickers, 2 special teamers, 2 returners and 2 "need" player selected by coaches (e.g., long snapper) will make the Pro Bowl.
You can vote for Dalton, Atkins and the rest of the Bengals for the Pro Bowl by going here.