3 takeaways from Packers’ first-team All-Pro selections

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

After another successful regular season that saw the Green Bay Packers battle injuries to still finish with an NFL-best 13-4 record, three players have been named first-team All-Pros.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Davante Adams, and inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell were all deservedly named to the first team.

Here are three takeaways from the All-Pro teams:

A potential sign for the MVP?

We may have our biggest clue yet that Aaron Rodgers will win back-to-back MVP awards. According to The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman, Rodgers received 34 votes compared to 16 for Tom Brady. That could be a big sign for how the MVP voting will go.

According to the Packers’ official Twitter account, the three previous times Rodgers was a first-team All-Pro, he was also named MVP.

Rodgers was named a first-team All-Pro for the fourth time. Is a fourth MVP on the way?

Incredible story for De’Vondre Campbell

It’s been an incredible year for De’Vondre Campbell.

Campbell was a free agent well into the summer before the Packers brought him in to strengthen the inside linebacker position. Well, that turned out to be a home run of an offseason move.

Signing Campbell always looked a smart move due to his starting experience, but nobody could’ve predicted just how dominant he has been. Campbell has 146 tackles, two sacks, six QB hits, five pass defenses, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

He has helped transform the Packers’ defense and deserves this first-team All-Pro selection as much as anyone.

Top two, not two

What more can we say about Davante Adams? Is the Hall of Fame in his future?

Adams was one of five players to be a unanimous choice for the first-team All-Pro. All 50 voters picked Adams.

Rodgers has already said Adams is the best player he’s ever played with. And Adams continues to show why. This is Adams’ second straight first-team All-Pro selection having also been voted to the Pro Bowl five years running.

Adams set two new single-season franchise records in 2021, for receptions (123) and receiving yards (1,553), while also catching 11 touchdowns, the fifth time in six seasons he’s put up double-digit receiving TDs.