Which Bears players will be featured on this year's NFC Pro Bowl roster? The league announces its choices Wednesday night.
The full rosters for the 2013 Pro Bowl will be announced Wednesday during a specially-televised event on the NFL Network, the league announced this week. Each of the respective 43-man rosters for the AFC and NFC squads will be revealed during the "NFL Total Access Pro Bowl Selection Show," scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
Differentiating itself from other All Star Games, the Pro Bowl uses a split voting method in which fans, players and coaches each contribute one-third of the total ballots. Fan voting ended at the beginning of this week, on Dec. 17, while the league's players and coaches filled out their ballots on Dec. 20-21.
After a season of mixed results, the Chicago Bears had just one player lead his respective position in fan voting: cornerback Tim Jennings. While he's not the biggest name on a star-studded defense, Jennings led all NFC defensive backs with 312,596 votes after a breakout season in Chicago's secondary.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received the most votes in the fan ballots with 993,045 votes, beating out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 908,099 votes. The leading players in the NFC were Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (828,225 votes) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (777,827 votes).