Raiders News: Maxx Crosby, Josh Jacobs, AJ Cole Among Top Pro Bowl Vote Getters At Their Position
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Dec 10, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) celebrates after a tackle against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Voting for the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl is underway, and the Las Vegas Raiders will surely be represented in the game itself. First returns are already in and the Raiders have three players in the top vote-getters at their respective positions: Maxx Crosby, Josh Jacobs and AJ Cole.

Crosby being on the list should come as no surprise as the team captain is enjoying another stellar season. He has 66 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks so far this season and is currently the leading Pro Bowl vote-getter on the Raiders. He trails only Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett among AFC defensive ends but is looking like a lock to make his third consecutive Pro Bowl.

Jacobs got off to a bit of a slow start this season but has been rounding into form lately, with 110 rushing yards in two of the Raiders’ last three games. The back still leads the NFL in carries and is sixth in rushing yards with 771 to go along with his six rushing touchdowns and another 280 receiving yards.

Jacobs currently ranks third in votes amongst AFC running backs, with Miami Dolphins’ Raheem Mostert leading the way.

Punter AJ Cole, like Jacobs, also made the Pro Bowl last season but is currently third at his position in votes. Cole leads the NFL in net yards per punt at 46.2 and has downed 22 punts inside the opposing 20-yard line. Additionally, Cole made history in Week 9 when he set the single-game NFL record for the highest punt average (min. four punts), averaging 63.6 yards per punt.

Fans looking to vote can do so at Social media voting will be opening on Monday, December 11, through X.

Maxx Crosby named Raiders nominee for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

The Pro Bowl isn’t the only honor Maxx Crosby is up for, as the Raiders announced superstar defensive end is the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. Crosby, who has done a lot of work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the “It’s a Penalty” campaign, was honored by the nomination.

“It is a true honor to be nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award,” said Crosby. “The Raiders have a strong commitment to the community, and I share those values, so I take great pride in being nominated for such a prestigious award. Thank you to the Raiders and congratulations to all the nominees.”