5 New England Patriots received the most votes from fans for their respective positions as the final tallies were released on Wednesday. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker, Andre Carter and Logan Mankins all finished in first place in the fan vote, while a slew of other Pats players finished in the top 5 including Kyle Arrington, Vince Wilfork and Matt Light.
Aaron Hernandez finished in 2nd place among Tight Ends, speaking to New England’s absurd level of talent at that position. This vote reaffirms my conspiracy theory that Belichick cooked up a plan sometime in the middle of the previous decade to supply Tom Brady with the most freakish set of weapons ever assembled: a bunch of tiny, quick receivers complimented by massive, uncoverable tight ends. I think I just made up the word “uncoverable” but I’ll justify it by saying that no words in the official English language can define how good Gronk and Welker have been this year.