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Washington Redskins v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

You can feel it in the air.

You can see it in people’s faces.

Election season weighs heavy on every man, woman and child. Every vote counts, and the decisions made on these ballots can change lives forever.

That’s right...it’s Pro Bowl voting season! I thought today we would chat about which Redskins deserve the nod and which ones are most likely to be snubbed.

For the record, I wrote in the Washington Post back in August that Jamison Crowder would make his first trip to the Pro Bowl this year. He still has a lot of work to do, but his case continues to be made on a down-by-down basis whenever the Redskins offense is on the field.

You could make the case certainly for Kirk Cousins (I know...I know), based on his numbers. Jordan Reed is certainly deserving as well. It will remain to be seen how much of an impact Trent Williams’ suspension will have on his chances to go back to the Pro Bowl. (I voted for him.) There are other players on our offense you could stump for, so stump away down below.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Redskins do have candidates, but I am skeptical how many voters there are outside of the D.C. beltway that will see fit to reward Ryan Kerrigan and Josh Norman. My guess is that Josh Norman’s name recognition and star power will carry him in, but we will need to show up as a fanbase to get anyone else on our defense in as a starter.

For the sake of this discussion, let’s talk “initial Pro Bowl vote,” and not about the fact that once the results are released, there is a mass exodus from the game and alternates come out of the woodwork.

Here is the link to the voting. Don’t be afraid to vote the burgundy and gold ticket!