Miami Dolphins fans learned how Pro Bowl fan votes mean nothing

Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

Miami Dolphins fans and maybe even some fans of other teams voted for Tua Tagovailoa for the 2023 Pro Bowl but he didn’t get it.

Tua easily ran away with the most fan votes for the Pro Bowl, in fact, he and Tyreek Hill both ended that portion of the election process one and two. Now, fans can realize that all that voting means absolutely diddly squat and that there is no weight given to who gets into the Pro Bowl Games as it relates to fan voting.

Tonight, the NFL announced the starting rosters for both the NFC and the AFC and Tua Tagovailoa was not on the roster. Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, and Patrick Mahomes will represent the AFC.

Fans have been voting non-stop since the opportunity to vote opened. Despite this, Tua will miss the roster.

Hill on the other hand, did not get skipped over. Hill is one of the four WRs to make the roster but Jaylen Waddle will not make his first Pro Bowl. Hill will be joined by Ja’Marr Chase who missed time this year. Stephon Diggs and DeVante Adams all made the roster.

Miami did place another offensive player on the roster. Terron Armstead was named to the Pro Bowl along with Laremy Tunsil and Orlando Brown. Tunsil was named the starter.

At fullback, Ravens FB Patrick Ricard was named to the Pro Bowl with an incredible 2.3 yards per carry, 16 yards rushing, seven attempts and zero touchdowns. The Ravens have six players on the PB roster. Alec Ingold did not make the roster.

Defensively, the Dolphins got Xavien Howard back on the list but Christian Wilkins was far more deserving.

Miami will have three players on the roster this year but the lesson here is that voting by fans doesn’t mean a thing and if it doesn’t, why even bother having it? Truth be told…it is a bit odd giving fans the opportunity to vote as many times as they wish. In this case, Dolphins fans simply retweeted and voted more than any other fan base and had Mac Jones led the fan votes and was awarded a spot based on that, we all would be a little more than pissed off.

Tua’s biggest problem with this kind of game is simply the fact he isn’t as respected. Mahomes has the resume and Josh Allen is the golden child of the AFC. Joe Burrow? That is a bit surprising but not really, his stats back it up.