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Jaguars fans are committing Pro Bowl voter fraud to screw over the Vikings

There are real, quantifiable, verifiable cases of voter fraud happening right now — in the NFL. Today, shocking news out of Florida that could subvert our nation’s proudest institution: The NFL Pro Bowl.

The 2021 Pro Bowl is already going to be weird enough, taking place in Madden, rather than on a football field — but Jaguars fans found opportunity amongst the chaos. They realized that if Yannick Ngakoue is named to the Pro Bowl, the Vikings, who traded for the defensive end back in August, will be forced to give Jacksonville a fourth round pick, rather than a fifth, due to escalator language in the trade. This was the lightbulb moment.

Jaguars fans took to Reddit to push for mass voting to get Ngakoue into the Pro Bowl, and elisted friends from around the NFC North. Now Packers, Lions and Bears fans are helping Duval in its quest, because for them screwing over the Vikings is hilarious.

It should be noted that Ngakoue doesn’t deserve to make the Pro Bowl this season. It’s not entirely his fault after bouncing from team to team, but he currently ranks tied for 20th in the NFL in sacks (10th in the AFC), and without a major push down the stretch it’s doubtful he’d make the team this season.

That said, this is all hilarious. Nobody really cares about the Pro Bowl, so it’s not like pushing Ngakoue into the game ruins the sanctity of the event, and any opportunity for fans to screw over other fans is excellent. Also, I love the amount of work and effort organizing a league-wide scheme for the payoff of changing a fifth round pick into a fourth rounder. It’s the saddest heist in history, but I’m absolutely here for it.

Bless you, Jaguars fans — for giving us something beautiful to rally around.

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3 hours ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

I mean if this happens it would surely deter teams from using similar arrangements in future trades?

More likely to change pro bowl voting.


this is nothing new though. In (I want to say 2005) the R word fans stuffed the ballot box and got a bunch of their players in who didn’t deserve it. Including their kicker who was one of the worst in the league that year


Edit: it was 2008


Fan voting for Pro Bowl ends up having a distinct Redskins slant

Published: Dec 11, 2008 at 08:46 AM

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins won the fan Pro Bowl voting in nine of 19 positions for the NFC, the result of an aggressive marketing campaign that paid dividends even for the lowest rated kicker in the league.

Tallies released by the league Thursday show the Redskins on top where serious Pro Bowl consideration is deserved (middle linebacker London Fletcher) and where it's not (kicker Shaun Suisham, who leads the NFL in missed field goals).

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the most votes overall, followed by New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. But two Redskins were in the top 10: running back Clinton Portis (fourth) and tight end Chris Cooley (10th).

Cooley didn't win his position, though, finishing behind Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys.

Other Redskins who finished first at their position include fullback Mike Sellers, tackle Chris Samuels, defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin, strong safety Chris Horton, free safety LaRon Landry and special teams player Khary Campbell.

Washington's "Vote the Redskins Ticket" campaign was so successful that the league sent an e-mail to the 31 other teams last month pointing out that Washington players were leading in 16 of 19 positions and that it would be a good time to "promote Pro Bowl voting to your fans."

The publicity over an impending Redskins landslide appeared to create enough of a backlash for seven players to lose their leads, but the final results are still dominated by a team that is 7-6 and has lost four of five. The Giants, who have the best record in the conference, won the voting in only four positions.

Fan balloting, which ended Tuesday, counts for one-third of the total Pro Bowl voting. Coaches and players, who have yet to be polled, each count for one-third.

The Pro Bowl teams are announced Dec. 16.


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