GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – After leading the league with seven Pro Bowl selections, the Packers can now add six AP All-Pro designations to a decorated season.
Four Packers earned first-team honors and two garnered second-team recognition when the Associated Press released the NFL All-Pro teams Friday.
MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers received 46 of the 50 votes for first-team quarterback, while Davante Adams received 49 of 50 possible votes as a first-team receiver selection. Left tackle David Bakhtiari and center Corey Linsley – a Pro Bowl snub – garnered Green Bay’s other first-team selections.
Cornerback Jaire Alexander and outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith, both Pro Bowlers, received second-team honors, giving Green Bay a total of six.
The Indianapolis Colts also garnered four first-team selections to tie the Packers for most in the league.
Among notable omissions, Aaron Jones, Elgton Jenkins and Robert Tonyan did not crack the All-Pro list. Jones and Jenkins were previously named Pro Bowlers, with Tonyan being a high-profile snub after leading the NFC in touchdowns among tight ends. There were no second-team All-Pro tight ends.
The four first-team All-Pro selections marks a significant milestone in Packers history. It’s the first time since 1967 Green Bay has had four first-team All-Pro selections – prior to the AFL-NFL merger. It’s also the last year Green Bay had two offensive linemen make the first team.
The Packers have the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the playoffs and received a bye heading into the divisional round, beginning next weekend. Green Bay will host the lowest remaining seed after this weekend’s wild card games.