Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Jefferson Top 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games Voting Results Update

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVDecember 7, 2022

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 04: Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins warms up during pregame against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Tyreek Hill's former quarterback is looking up at his current one in Pro Bowl voting.

Miami Dolphins signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa paces early results, and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Hill and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce make up the rest of the top five:

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Top five Pro-Bowl vote getters for this season so far, per the NFL. <a href="https://t.co/89ok1C9e00">pic.twitter.com/89ok1C9e00</a>

Four of the top five vote-getters play for the Chiefs or Dolphins, notable considering the franchises are tied to each other for some time after their blockbuster trade in March.

Kansas City sent Hill to Miami for five draft picks (three in 2022 and two more in 2023). The star wide receiver then signed a four-year, $120 million extension with the Dolphins.

The trade has worked out for both teams.

Kansas City is 9-3 and sitting atop the AFC West, while Miami is 8-4 and in playoff position. Tagovailoa is enjoying the best season of his career, and three of his team's losses happened when he was sidelined by injury.

The Alabama product has completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 2,859 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions, and Hill and Jaylen Waddle represent one of the best one-two receiving punches in the league.

Mahomes is a Pro Bowl and MVP contender even without Hill, though, and has completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 3,808 yards, 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. One way to move past the loss of Hill is by having a future Hall of Famer and matchup nightmare at tight end, which is what the Chiefs have in Kelce.

Jefferson is the only NFC representative in the top five, and his Vikings look like Super Bowl contenders at 10-2. He has dazzled with a number of incredible catches and has 1,277 receiving yards in 12 games.

While the players are still competing for votes, this season's Pro Bowl will look quite different.

It will be called the Pro Bowl Games and feature a weeklong series of competitions and three flag football games instead of the traditional game.