Three Packers make Pro Football Focus All-Clutch Team 2019

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

Three Packers have made PFF’s 2019 All-Clutch Team.

The Green Bay Packers didn’t make life easy for themselves or the fans in 2019. Despite winning 13 games in the regular season, eight of which were one-score victories.

To win so many close contests, they needed clutch performers.

So it’s no surprise to see three Packers represented in PFF’s 2019 All-Clutch Team.

Aaron Jones, Elgton Jenkins make first team

Ben Linsey of Pro Football Focus has put together a 2019 All-Clutch Team, which includes players who stepped up and made key plays in the fourth quarter or overtime of one-score games. The Packers were in plenty of those last season.

Running back Aaron Jones and left guard Elgton Jenkins made the first team. Center Corey Linsley was selected to the second team.

Linsey highlights two plays in particular that landed Jones in the team. The first was his 67-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, a play that wrestled the momentum back to the Packers after giving up a game-tying score moments earlier. It gave Green Bay a seven-point lead it’d never lose.

The other was Jones’ 56-yard TD run to put the game away against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16, a moment that ensured the Packers would be NFC North champions.

Jones had many memorable moments in 2019 but these two plays came at crucial moments and led to Packers victories.

Jenkins was the pick of the 2019 NFL Draft for the Packers. Following Lane Taylor’s season-ending injury early in the season, Jenkins stepped up into a starting role and never looked back. In his first season, he looked like a 10-year veteran, dominating defensive linemen and keeping Aaron Rodgers protected. Brian Gutekunst has found a star in Jenkins.

Linsey has been Mr. Consistent at center since entering the league in 2014. He missed out on the first team to Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack.