Pro Bowl voting has opened! While many have stopped caring about the Pro Bowl it still holds value to players. Hall of Fame discussions are centered around the number of Pro Bowls made and contract incentives are often tied to Pro Bowl appearances. The Packers have always had a number of players make the Pro Bowl. However, this year has been such a down year the question becomes, will the Packers have any Pro Bowlers this year?
Possible Packers Pro Bowlers
There is only one player that really makes sense. Running back Aaron Jones has had a great season despite all of the struggles. He is eighth in the league in all-purpose yards which is fourth among running backs. He has been the lone bright spot for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers probably doesn’t make it this year and any other skill position seems unlikely. On the defensive side of the ball, Kenny Clark has disappeared, De’Vondre Campbell has regressed and is hurt, and Rashan Gary looked like a lock until the ACL injury. It is hard to see any other player besides Jones making it.
The one scenario I could see is this. If Christian Watson continues to produce in the back half of the season, he could sneak in. His five touchdowns in two games have vaulted him to the top of the rookie rankings. If he continues his touchdown streak, he will be among the league leaders soon. Regression is likely but Watson’s speed and size make him a dangerous matchup for anyone. If Watson were to sneak into the Pro Bowl, it would mark one of the greatest second-half seasons in recent memory.
The fact that the Packers do not have many Pro Bowlers points to how this season has gone. No one is playing well. While everyone is not playing badly, players are simply playing okay. For a team to make a Super Bowl run, multiple players need to play exceptionally. Hopefully, the Packers will be able to retool this offseason and be back to representing in the Pro Bowl next year.