Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons leads all free safeties in fan voting for the Pro Bowl with 74,568 votes. New York Giants defensive back Logan Ryan has received the most votes among free safeties in the NFC (42,722).
At strong safety, Arizona Cardinals defensive back Budda Baker has received the second-most votes in the NFC (95,234) and Kansas City Chiefs defender Tyrann Mathieu has received the most votes in the AFC (70,941).
Simmons has totaled four interceptions this season, including a game-clinching interception against the Miami Dolphins last week. “Justin is a great player and we love having him,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said after a 20-13 win over the Dolphins.
Denver was represented by outside linebacker Von Miller and wide receiver Courtland Sutton at last year’s Pro Bowl.
Fan voting for the Pro Bowl will conclude on Dec. 17 and players and coaches will cast their ballots on Dec. 18. The honorary rosters will be announced in late December but a Pro Bowl game won’t be played this season because of COVID-19 concerns.