FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received 701,554 fan votes to lead all NFL players in voting for the 2016 Pro Bowl, as he narrowly edged Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (701,086).
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had the highest total of fan votes among non-quarterbacks, ranking sixth overall (509,251).
Fan voting accounts for one-third of the process, as it is combined with votes from players and coaches.
Other Patriots notes from Pro Bowl fan voting:
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski was No. 1 at his position (220,920).
Rookie center David Andrews was second at the position (145,812).
Danny Amendola (87,168) was the No. 2 return specialist.