Packers: David Bakhtiari among 2020 Pro Bowl vote leaders

Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

The Packers have two players leading the way in Pro Bowl votes.

Voting is well underway for the 2020 Pro Bowl and the NFL has released a list of the current leaders at each position from the fan voting. Based on this, the Green Bay Packers would currently have two Pro Bowlers.

Star left tackle David Bakhtiari is one of them. No surprises there. Bakhtiari continues to dominate at the most important position on the offensive line.

The other player currently leading the voting at his position? Long snapper Hunter Bradley.

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time watching Bradley. And by not “a whole lot”, I mean none. I’d also be willing to bet the same is true for the vast majority of Pro Bowl voters.

But that doesn’t mean Bradley isn’t having a good season. The Packers are one of two teams in the NFL with a 100 percent field goal percentage this year. Mason Crosby has been perfect on his 13 field goal attempts, but it’s a team effort. It doesn’t just take Crosby’s consistency but also the snap and hold from Bradley and JK Scott.

Packers should have more Pro Bowlers

It’s good to see Bakhtiari and Bradley leading the way at their respective positions in the NFC. But the Packers should have a couple more players with the most votes.

One of them is Jaire Alexander. Alexander has put in All-Pro performances all year long, but it often does take a couple of years before that translates into more votes in the Pro Bowl. After all, Bakhtiari is only now becoming a regular in the Pro Bowl but it should’ve been the case years ago.

Bakhtiari has been an All-Pro four years running but last season was named a Pro Bowler for only the second time.

The same could be true of Alexander. Currently Pro Football Focus’ highest-graded cornerback, Alexander looks on track to be an All-Pro. Whether he’ll earn enough votes for the Pro Bowl remains to be seen.