With just one day left to vote in the NFL Pro Bowl, there hasn’t been much love for Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
The NFL Pro Bowl has been revised. He is no longer the tackle game that had been criticized by fans and media for a lack of effort. Instead, the focus will be on skill competitions and seven-on-seven flag football matches. Voting has been open for quite some time, but it officially ends on Thursday, December 15.
For Kansas City Chiefs fans, you’re not going to like the vote count a day before the deadline.
As of Wednesday, Mahomes and Kelce are third and fourth in votes, respectively. Taking the top spot is none other than Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are top five in Pro Bowl voting, but ahead of Tua Tagovailoa
The last time the NFL released an update on Pro Bowl voting was Nov. 28, and Mahomes received the most votes among quarterbacks. Tagovailoa wasn’t even in the top five vote getters. Since then, Tagovailoa has made a jump to the top spot.
Tagovailoa had stepped up in his third season, helping lead the Dolphins to playoff contention, but in recent weeks, he’s had some less-than-ideal performances. In Week 12, Tagovailoa threw two interceptions in the teams 33-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Then last weekend, Tagovailoa completed just 10 of 28 pass attempts for 145 yards in the team’s 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
This season, Tagovailoa completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,004 yards and 22 touchdowns while throwing five interceptions in 11 games. Tagovailoa leads the NFL in yards gained per pass attempt (8.7), yards gained per completion (13.3) and net yards gained per pass attempt (7.94).
Mahomes had a tough game this past Sunday against the Denver Broncos, where he threw three interceptions. However, the team was able to hold on for a 34-28 victory.
Through 13 games, Mahomes leads the league with 4,160 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns and 320.0 yards per game played.
Kelce, meanwhile, is fifth in receiving yards this season with 1,039 and tied for first in touchdown receptions with 12.
According to the NFL, the roster choices will be made by votes of fans, players and coaches. Players and coaches will vote on Friday, December 16.
The NFL Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed on Wednesday, December 21 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network.