Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual All-Star Game, the NFL announced Tuesday. Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going here.
Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 17 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (New York Jets at Tennessee Titans, ESPN, 8:30 pm (ET)). The teams will be announced at 7:00 pm (ET) Wednesday, December 26 on NFL Network's "Total Access".
The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Fans may purchase tickets starting next month at NFL.com/probowl
The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 20-21.
The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.
Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees were the top three vote-getters last year, while wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Wes Welker rounded out the top five.
Along with Brees, TE Jimmy Graham, LT Jermon Bushrod, G Jahri Evans and G Carl Nicks represented the Saints at the 2012 Pro Bowl.