Six Packers named to NFL All-Pro team

Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Six members of the Green Bay Packers are capping off a successful regular season by being recognized as some of the best players in the league.

The NFL annnounced quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Davante Adams, tackle David Bakhtiari and center Corey Linsley were voted first-team All-Pro by members of the Associated Press. Linebacker Da’Darius Smith and cornerback Jaire Alexander were also named second-team All-Pro.

The vote recognizes the best players at every position, similar to an all-conference team in college or high school sports.

The Packers say the four first-team selections are the most they’ve had since 1967.

Rodgers received 46 of the 50 first-place votes as he made the All-Pro team for the 4th time in his career and the first time since 2014. He was named first-team All-Pro that year and in 2011, going on the win the NFL Most Valuable Player award in both of those seasons.

Adams is the first Packers receiver to be recognized as an All-Pro since Antonio Freeman in 1998. Adams set a new team record for receptions (115) in 2020 and tied the team record for touchdown catches (18), despite missing 2.5 games due to injury. He became the first player in NFL history this year to record more than 100 catches and more than 18 touchdowns in a single season.

Left guard Elgton Jenkins, safety Adrian Amos and kicker Mason Crosby also received All-Pro votes this year, but did not receive enough to be named to the first or second teams.