Packers Have Seven Pro Bowlers
We don’t really give two shits about the Pro Bowl and frankly, neither should you. If any Green Bay Packers are playing in it, it means the team won’t be in the Super Bowl.
That being said, the Packers were well represented on the NFC roster with seven players total and four starters. The starters are quarterback Aaron Rodgers, fullback John Kuhn, linebacker Clay Matthews and cornerback Charles Woodson. They’re joined by center Scott Wells, receiver Greg Jennings and defensive lineman B.J. Raji.
What’s curious is, despite the Packers having one of the worst defenses in the league, they still had three defensive players on the team. It’s hard to argue with Woodson’s selection, but neither Matthews or Raji is clear-cut Pro Bowler this season, particularly Raji.
If you’re looking for a snub, I’d suggest looking at White Lightning, Jordy Nelson. It would, however, be hard to replace Steve Smith or Jennings with Nelson.
As for the rest of the roster, only the San Francisco 49ers had more Pro Bowlers than the Packers, with eight. The New England Patriots matched that total on the AFC squad.
You can see the full rosters here.
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