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Steelers FS Minkah Fitzpatrick Takes Lead in AFC Pro Bowl Vote



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The Pittsburgh Steelers are still the most-voted-for team amongst 2020 NFL Pro Bowl voters, and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has taken the lead among free safety, according to a voting update released by the NFL on Thursday.

The team now has three players in the lead for a starter’s spot. More Steelers have been voted for than any other team, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills.

Fitzpatrick has moved into first-place in voting among AFC free safeties, with 121,028 votes, which is the fourth-highest vote total of any current defense starter. Logan Ryan of the New York Giants leads NFC free safeties with 56,585 votes. Fitzpatrick was a first-time Pro Bowler in 2019.

T.J. Watt continues to lead all vote-getters at outside linebacker, with 119,676 votes and long snapper Kameron Canaday has 73,798 to lead the AFC. Watt has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons. Canaday has never been selected to play in the game.

The Steelers had six players selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl: guard David DeCastro, Fitzpatrick, cornerback Joe Haden, defensive tackle Cam Heyward, center Maurkice Pouncey and Watt.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads all players league-wide with 206,525 votes, trailed closely by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has garnered 203,444.

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett leads all defensive players with 141,415.

While the teams will still be selected, the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl will not be played. Instead the Pro Bowl events will be led virtually and the game will be streamed via Madden NFL 21. The game had been scheduled to be played at Allegiant Stadium in las Vegas on Jan. 31.
Voting will continue through Dec. 17.