Which three Green Bay Packers could be first-time Pro Bowlers in 2019?
With so much young talent on the roster, the Green Bay Packers could have multiple Pro Bowlers in 2019. And for many of them, it would be their first selection.
The Pro Bowl isn’t always the most accurate way of determining the best players at positions across the league. Take David Bakhtiari as an example. The Packers’ left tackle continues to prove why he’s one of the best pass-protectors in the league, and his three consecutive All-Pro selections back that up. Despite that, Bakhtiari has only been selected to the Pro Bowl once.
Even with that in mind, here’s a look at three Packers who could make the Pro Bowl for the first time this season.
1. Kenny Clark
A Pro Bowl alternate last season, this could be the year Kenny Clark is finally recognized as one of the best defensive tackles in football. Clark continues to make a huge impact on defense for the Packers. And with each season, his number of sacks, quarterback hits and tackles-for-loss continue to go up.
Entering his second year in Mike Pettine’s defense, this could be Clark’s best season yet. The Packers decided to pick up his fifth-year option, but another strong season could force them to work out a long-term deal a year early.
2. Jaire Alexander
If Jaire Alexander can make a second-year jump, he’ll be in the Pro Bowl conversation. Alexander impressed in his first season, starting 11 games and finishing the year with 11 passes defended, an interception and two fumble recoveries. After making the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2018, could Alexander now earn a Pro Bowl selection in 2019?
The Packers’ first-round pick a year ago should enter the season as a starter at cornerback, and if he continues to build on last season, he could very well make the Pro Bowl.
3. Aaron Jones
Opportunity. That’s all Aaron Jones needs to show just how good he is.
So it takes an excellent season to make the Pro Bowl. But in 2018, Jones averaged more yards per carry than any of them. He just didn’t get enough carries to have the statistics to back up what Packers fans were seeing every week.
If he is the featured back in Matt LaFleur’s offense, Jones can post career-best numbers and have a breakout season for the Packers. And it could lead to a Pro Bowl selection.