Brees leads NFL in Pro Bowl votes

Michael Tortorich
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes against the Buffalo Bills.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees currently tallies the most votes among NFL players vying for a spot in the 2010 Pro Bowl.

Brees has 539,228 votes, the league announced today.

Pro Bowl voting will continue at and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to through Dec. 21.

The Pro Bowl teams will be announced Dec. 29 on the NFL Network.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning ranks second overall in the voting, while Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson comes in at second.

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald round out the top five.

Saints free safety Darren Sharper is also among the leading candidates, as he has 184,993 votes.

The Pro Bowl game will be Jan. 31, 2010. ESPN will broadcast the game at 6:30 p.m. from Dolphin Stadium in Miami, which will be the site of Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7.