The Green Bay Packers will be well represented in the non-existent 2021 pro-bowl. No team in the NFL has more pro-bowl selections than the Packers seven.
The total count should be eight.
Congrats to offensive studs Aaron Rodgers, David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams.
Congrats to Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith for representing the defense.
But where is tight end Robert Tonyan?
Tonyan is having a breakout season for the top scoring offense in the NFC. His 10 touchdowns are tied with perennial pro-bowl tight end Travis Kelce and tied for 5th overall in the NFL. Tonyan’s 49 receptions for 551 yards proves he’s more than just a red-zone threat.
Instead of Tonyan, voters believe New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is more deserving. Engram’s line includes 54 receptions for 572 yards and 1 touchdown.
Pro Bowl voting remains more of a popularity contest than it does a true indication of the NFL’s elite. Often a player is selected one or two years after truly deserving the honor. Exhibit A is Bakhtiari who, comically, was named an all-pro three consecutive seasons before his first Pro Bowl.
Certainly, Tonyan would trade the latter for the former.