Represented by two members of the team, the Green Bay Packers learned Tuesday that wide receiver Davante Adams and quarterback Aaron Rodgers were named to the Pro Bowl by the National Football League.
Adams earns his second trip to the Pro Bowl and his first original selection after being chosen as an injury replacement last season. He reached 100 receptions for the first time in his career this season, which currently ranks as the fourth-highest single season total in franchise history, trailing WRs Robert Brooks (102 in 1995) and Sterling Sharpe (108 in 1992 and 112 in 1993). Adams has 1,315 receiving yards in 2018, currently the eighth most in a season in franchise history and 205 yards away from passing Jordy Nelson (1,519 in 2014) for the franchise record. He is tied for No. 2 in the NFL this season with 12 receiving touchdowns. Adams is the only player in the NFL to register 70-plus receptions and 10-plus receiving touchdowns in each of the last three seasons (2016-18).
For Rodgers, it marks the seventh Pro Bowl selection of his career (2009, 2011-12, 2014-16). He has the second-most selections by a Green Bay quarterback, trailing Brett Favre’s nine (1992-93, 1995-97, 2001-03, 2007), and tied for the fourth-most selections by a Packer. For the first time in his career, Rodgers has registered 20-plus touchdowns and two or fewer interceptions in the first 14 games of the season (23/2). Dating back to 1950, he is the third player in the NFL with 20-plus TDs and two or fewer INTs in his team’s first 14 games of the season (Tom Brady, 22/2 in 2016; Nick Foles, 23/2 in 2013), according to pro-football-reference.com. Rodgers passed Patriots QB Tom Brady (358 in 2010-11) this season for the longest streak in league history for consecutive attempts without an INT (402).
Tackle David Bakhtiari, defensive lineman Kenny Clark and center Corey Linsley were named alternates.
via Packers press release
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