Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins selected to Pro Bowl

Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

On Monday, January 30, the Green Bay Packers announced that offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins was named to the 2023 Pro Bowl.

Jenkins was selected as a replacement for Philadelphia Eagles guard Landon Dickerson.

Dickerson became ineligible to play in this game once the Eagles advanced to the Super Bowl following their decisive victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

This is the second Pro Bowl nomination Elgton Jenkins has earned since he was drafted by the team 44th overall in 2019. He was previously selected during the 2020 NFL season.

However, this year’s nomination is especially impressive considering Jenkins was coming off a torn ACL he suffered on November 21, 2021.

In 2022, Elgton Jenkins started all 15 games in which he played. Once again, Jenkins demonstrated his incredible versatility in playing multiple positions along the offensive line.

Last season, he started 10 games at LG and had five starts at RT.

Although the offensive line as a unit was more inconsistent this year than in years past, Jenkins performed admirably in his return from injury. However, the offensive line’s performance improved as the season went on and the team started to pile up more wins as a result.

With the line featuring several young players who dealt with injury and inconsistency, the improvements reflect the elite play of Elgton Jenkins and former All-Pro LT David Bakhtiari.

With his consistently strong performance and versatility to play multiple positions at a high level, the Packers rewarded Elgton Jenkins with a lucrative extension.

On December 23, 2022, the team signed Elgton Jenkins to a four-year worth a base of $68 million that could be worth up to $74 million. This deal made Jenkins the second-highest-paid guard in the league.

The 2023 Pro Bowl game will take place on Sunday, February 3, at 3:00 pm EST. For the first time in its history, the Pro Bowl will consist of a 7v7 flag football game and a skills competition between representatives of the AFC and NFC.