Four Packers named first-team All-Pros, two make second team

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The Packers have six All-Pros.

After an incredible regular season, the Green Bay Packers have had six players named All-Pros, four in the first team and two in the second.

The Packers’ first-team All-Pros are quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Davante Adams, left tackle David Bakhtiari, and center Corey Linsley.

The second-team All-Pros are edge rusher Za’Darius Smith and Jaire Alexander.

Perhaps an early indication that he will also be this year’s NFL MVP, Rodgers received 46 of the 50 votes, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. It’s no surprise Rodgers is the choice as the first-team QB after throwing for 48 touchdowns and only five interceptions, both MVP numbers.

He’s joined by three other players from the Packers’ No. 1-ranked scoring offense.

Adams tied the franchise record with 18 touchdown receptions, while also setting a new record for catches.

The offensive line has been key to the success of the offense this year. Bakhtiari has now been an All-Pro selection five years in a row and this is his second first-team selection.

Linsley, a Pro Bowl snub earlier this season, earns first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his career. His value just shot up even more ahead of free agency.

Smith and Alexander both made the Pro Bowl and are also second-team All-Pros.

Smith had another strong season with the Packers, making 12.5 sacks and 23 quarterback hits while setting a new career-best with four forced fumbles.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Alexander didn’t make the first team. Xavien Howard and Jalen Ramsey were the two selections, and both had great seasons, but it’s still surprising to not see Alexander in the first team. He was a first-team selection in Pro Football Focus’ All-Pro team.

Matt Schneidman also noted that three Packers who didn’t make the All-Pro received votes: safety Adrian Amos (six), guard Elgton Jenkins (two), and kicker Mason Crosby (one).