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Eddie Jackson Moves Into Top Spot in Pro Bowl Voting

The fan vote counts for one-third in the total voting for the Pro Bowl spots

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    Eddie Jackson Moves Into Top Spot in Pro Bowl Voting
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    Cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) of the Chicago Bears celebrates his interception in the fourth quarter with teammates Adrian Amos (38) and Roquan Smith (58) during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Nov. 22, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

    The Chicago Bears are one of the NFL’s best stories this season, and as a result the team is getting a lot of love in Pro Bowl voting.

    On Wednesday, the latest voting numbers were released by the league, and the Bears have a staggering ten players ranked among the top six at their respective positions in the voting.

    Free safety Eddie Jackson, who has returned interceptions for touchdowns in each of the past two weeks, has surged to the top of the pile in voting at the safety spot, putting him within striking distance of being the Bears’ first defender to be named to the Pro Bowl roster since cornerback Tim Jennings made the cut in 2013.

    For the second straight week, linebacker Khalil Mack is in the top spot in the outside linebacker voting, with nearly 290,000 votes at the position. 

    Inside linebacker Roquan Smith, who is dazzling the NFL in his rookie season, is in second place at that position, and cornerback Kyle Fuller is also in second place at the cornerback position.

    Running back Tarik Cohen is in second place in the Return Specialist category at the moment.

    Strong safety Adrian Amos and special teams star Sherrick McManis are in fourth place at their respective positions, and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, center Cody Whitehair, cornerback Prince Amukamara, and tight end Trey Burton are all in sixth place at their respective positions.

    Pro Bowl rosters will be announced in a live special on NFL Network on Dec. 18.

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