It’s that time of the year where we as NFL fans get an opportunity to decide who. . .if anyone. . .represents the Minnesota Vikings (and 31 other less important teams) in the upcoming Pro Bowl.
You can officially cast your votes online for your favorite players at NFL.com, and you can vote for numerous players at different positions, such as up to six votes for quarterback. That doesn’t mean that you can vote for Kirk Cousins six times. . .though it would be awesome if you could.
I understand that fans, generally, don’t give a damn about the actual Pro Bowl game itself, outside of the fact that it’s one of the last opportunities to watch the game we love each year before the season officially ends. However, a lot of players have incentives in their contracts tied to these sorts of things, and there’s nothing wrong with potentially helping them get there.
Here are all the Vikings that are on the ballot, sorted by position:
Quarterback - Kirk Cousins
Running back - Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray
Wide receiver - Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen
Fullback - C.J. Ham (YES, C.J. HAM FOR THE PRO BOWL, DAMN IT, LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!)
Tight end - Kyle Rudolph
Offensive tackle - Brian O’Neill, Riley Reiff
Guard - Tom Compton, Mike Remmers
Center - Pat Elflein
Defensive end - Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter
Defensive tackle - Linval Joseph, Sheldon Richardson
Inside linebacker - Eric Kendricks
Outside linebacker - Anthony Barr, Ben Gedeon
Cornerback - Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes
Strong safety - Andrew Sendejo
Free safety - Harrison Smith
Kicker - Dan Bailey
Return specialist - Marcus Sherels
Punter - Matt Wile
Special teams - Jayron Kearse
You can also vote via the Twitters, if you have an account. Here are the rules behind that.
a) One must have an active Twitter account
b) Between November 29th and December 13th (the “Tweet to Vote Period”), you may also vote by Tweeting #ProBowlVote with either: Player First Name Player Last Name #ProBowlVote, PlayerTwitterHandle #ProBowlVote, #PlayerFirstNamePlayerLastName #ProBowlVote. Retweets or Replies of tweets which include the #ProBowlVote and any of the above combinations will also count as votes (as long as they are public tweets)
c) Between December 12th and December 13th (the “Tweet to Vote Period), all votes by Tweeting #ProBowlVote with either: Player First Name Player Last Name #ProBowlVote, PlayerTwitterHandle #ProBowlVote, #PlayerFirstNamePlayerLastName #ProBowlVote will count as double. Retweets or Replies and Retweets of tweets which include the #ProBowlVote and any of the above combinations will also count as votes (as long as they are public tweets).
You can read more of the Pro Bowl voting rules right here.
So, if you’re so inclined, point your browser to the link above and start voting to send your favorite Minnesota Vikings. . .and players from other teams, if you must. . .to the 2019 Pro Bowl!