Packers: David Bakhtiari an All-Pro for fourth straight season
For the fourth straight season, David Bakhtiari is an All-Pro.
Congratulations to David Bakhtiari.
The Green Bay Packers‘ superstar left tackle continues to build on an outstanding career, and for the fourth year in a row, he’s been voted an All-Pro. Bakhtiari is a second-team All-Pro this season.
The accomplishments continue to pile up for Bakhtiari. He’s now a four-time All-Pro and a two-time Pro Bowler. This is the third time he’s been named a second-team All-Pro. He was a first-team selection in 2018.
It’s fair to say that Bakhtiari, who has already achieved so much in his first seven seasons in the NFL, is well on his way to a Hall-of-Fame career if he can continue to play at this level.
According to ESPN, Bakhtiari finished 2019 with a 96 percent pass block win rate, which ranks first in the NFL among tackles. Rookie guard Elgton Jenkins and center Corey Linsley also made the top-10 at their respective positions. It’s no surprise that the Packers offensive line finished first in the NFL in that category with these three players.
But once again, Bakhtiari has been Mr. Consistent at the most important position on the offensive line, shutting down many elite pass rushers throughout the season.
According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Bakhtiari finished second in the voting for left tackles with five votes. Baltimore’s Ronnie Stanley led the way with 42 votes.
Bakhtiari is the Packers’ only All-Pro this season, although Za’Darius Smith has every reason to be frustrated that he wasn’t also voted to the team. Aaron Jones, the NFL’s leader in total touchdowns (rushing and receiving) also had a strong case to be part of either the first or second team.
But Bakhtiari deserves to be an All-Pro again. The Packers are lucky to have him and he continues to dominate at left tackle each and every season.