Christian McCaffrey, Nick Bosa among 49ers Pro Bowl fan voice leaders

Several 49ers players, along with the team that received the most combined votes in the NFL, led the Pro Bowl Fan Poll.

Defensive end Nick Bosa, linebacker Fred Warner, left tackle Trent Williams, running back Christian McCaffrey and fullback Kyle Juszczyk all received the most fan votes for their respective positions. Voting began Nov. 15 and ended Thursday, with fan votes counting one-third in determining the final 88 Pro Bowl players. Player and coach votes represent the remaining percentage.

A total of 17 49ers players are ranked in the top 10 when voting for their positions. The Pro Bowl festivities will be held on February 5, 2023 in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium and the final rosters will be announced on December 21.

Here’s the full list of 49ers players who were ranked and where they were ranked if they were in the top 10 in their position group:

  • 1. – DE Nick Bosa (239,151 votes)
  • 1st-LB Fred Warner (149,521)
  • 1st – RB Christian McCaffrey (205,990)
  • 1st – FB Kyle Juszczyk (227, 484)
  • 1st-T Trent Williams (134,491)
  • 2nd – TE George Kittle (201.905)
  • 2nd – LS Taybor Pepper
  • 3.—SS Talanoa Hufanga
  • 3.—P. Mitch Wishnowsky
  • 3rd – RS Ray – Ray McCloud
  • 4th – K Robbie Gould
  • 4th – ST Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
  • 6th – LB Dre Greenlaw
  • 8th – G Aaron Banks
  • 9th – WR Deebo Samuel
  • 9.—CB Charvarius Ward
  • 9.—C Jake Brendel

While the players who received the most votes at their position come as no surprise, there are some surprisingly low-ranked players who are likely to rise after player and manager votes are tallied.

Dre Greenlaw is coming off one Pro Bowl season and should get the honor. The linebacker might not be as household a name as Fred Warner, but rest assured opposing offenses will know exactly who Greenlaw is.

Greenlaw leads the team in tackles with 111 – 75 solo – while also notching two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and six pass breakups. Warner, for comparison, has recorded 98 tackles — 61 solo — with an interception, two sacks and 10 pass breakups.

Although Deebo Samuel hasn’t compiled the stats for the 2021 NFL season, it’s still surprising that he ranks ninth among all wide receivers. The versatile wideout ranks second on the team (612) after Brandon Aiyuk (774), but Samuel also has 228 rushing yards, giving him 840 all-purpose yards and five total touchdowns.

Charvarius Ward’s ranking is also surprising in fan votes, but again, like Greenlaw, the cornerback could move up after considering the other factors.

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Ward was solid in reporting, ranking third in pass breakups among cornerbacks who played at least 80 percent of a defense’s snaps. Ward is also third with 15 stops, or what counts as an “error” for offense per PFF.

While all players would love to receive Pro Bowl honors and take part in the celebrations that include a flag football game, they would much rather prepare for Super Bowl LVII, which takes place the following week on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona , will be held.

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