Yesterday, after a month of voting from fans, front office personnel, and players themselves, the 2020 Pro Bowl selections have been announced with QB Aaron Rodgers and T David Bakhtiari on the list.
This is nothing new for Packers Aaron Rodgers, as he has been selected in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018. Brett Favre and Forrest Gregg are both tied at nine for the most selections by a Green Bay player. With one more selection for Rodgers, it will become a three-way tie.
On the other hand, this is David Bakhtiari’s first Pro Bowl selection(although he was named a first alternate in 2016). In fact, he received the highest vote total among fans for OL in the NFC. He is a part of a Packers offensive line that has mostly been one of their strong points this season.
K Mason Crosby and OL Za’Darius Smith were named as first alternates.
Here is a list of other alternates named from the Packers:
WR Davante Adams
CB Jaire Alexander
S Adrian Amos
DL Kenny Clark
RB Aaron Jones
C Corey Linsley
OL Preston Smith
FB Danny Vitale
As we all know, the Packers are going to win the Super Bowl so they will not be eligible to play in the game anyway…
Let me be the first to keep it real. Based on performance (fair or not), Neither Rodgers, nor Bakhtiari deserve the Pro Bowl, and i love both of them. Don’t underestimate the value of chugging beers on National TV at NBA playoff games and having it replayed over and over and over.
No disrespect to the players that earned their way to the Pro Bowl. But sometimes the selections make you wonder wtf. Almost to the point of being just as laughable as the Pro Bowl game itself.
“He is a part of a Packers offensive line that has mostly been one of their strong points this season.”
Good one…..never lose that sense of humor J P. :)
My apologies, as i tried to remember the date you posted recently. I can only speak for myself, but make no mistake, much appreciation has been earned your way for not flipping this site on it’s head. You’ve kept intact the very things that make this site great and that didn’t go unnoticed.
Hope you have a fantastic New Year for you and your family.
Happy Anniversary. Good things.
As the adage says about Pro Bowl selections, “one year late and for one year too long”. Name recognition, baby!