The Green Bay Packers were able to punch their ticket into the NFL playoffs with a huge Week 18 victory over the Chicago Bears. Surprisingly, despite making the playoffs, the team did not have a single Pro Bowler. That was a major shock and there were a few snubs that should have made the team, but nonetheless they did not have a single Pro Bowler on the roster.
Despite not having a Pro Bowler, the Packers had plenty of players put together massive seasons. That has been recognized with the Associated Press announcing one team star a first-team All-Pro.
Green Bay Packers Star Grabs First-Team All-Pro Honors For Second Consecutive Year
NFL reporter Ari Meirov posted the AP’s first and second-team All-Pro list and low and behold, Packers’ star return man and cornerback Keisean Nixon made the team as the first-team kick returner.
Just announced: The 2023 AP First and Second All-Pro Team: pic.twitter.com/Lwsxo3CoOf
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 12, 2024
There is no question that Nixon deserved this honor. He has become arguably the league’s most feared returner and has always made positive plays in the return game.
What was more impressive this season was how much Nixon stepped up on the defensive side of the ball. He received a much bigger role on the defense this season and made it count.
During the 2023 season with the Green Bay Packers, Nixon ended up playing in all 17 games for the team. He racked up 80 total tackles to go along with 0.5 sacks, an interception, and six defended passes.
Those numbers show how valuable Nixon has been for the Packers this season and how important he will be against the Cowboys this week. As a return man, he certainly deserved the honor the AP has bestowed upon him.