At 9-3, the Green Bay Packers have a comfortable lead on the NFC North.
A dominant 30-16 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13 maintained the Packers’ three-game division lead over the Vikings.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 7, 2020
Now, they are rapidly approaching their second straight division title.
On offense, they have been carried by QB Aaron Rodgers who is having yet another MVP caliber season.
Wide receiver Davante Adams has also played at an elite level, creating one of the best offensive duos in the league.
They have had many standouts on the field, helping carry the team to success this season.
Also, the team has been supported by new players who have broken onto the scene.
Here are three players who deserve their first career Pro Bowl selection.
1. Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones has been a Pro Bowl candidate since last year, when he arguably should have made it.
He had a stellar 2019, where he accounted for over 1,500 total yards and 19 TDs.
With 1,558 all-purpose yards, Jones finished ranked ninth in the NFL.
This season, he seems to be playing even better.
Aaron Jones went BEAST MODE on this run 😱
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 7, 2020
He has seen a bump in his yards per carry, up to 5.2 from 4.6 last season.
His overall rushing yards per game are up as well, from 67.8 to 75.4.
However, his receiving stats have taken a small step back compared to last year.
Regardless, he still ranks ninth among all running backs in total receiving yards.
In 10 games this season, Jones has rushed for 754 yards, good for ninth in the league.
While he isn’t at the top of his position in either the running or receiving metrics, he has made himself into an all-around threat in the backfield.
Look for the fourth-year RB to potentially earn his first Pro Bowl appearance this season.
2. Jaire Alexander
Coming into the year, many projected Jaire Alexander to be the Packers’ best cornerback after an all-rookie season and strong second season.
Now, he was looking for 2020 to be the season that got him to the All-Pro level.
This season, the young Alexander has stepped up to these goals and has become one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks.
— GBP Daily (@GBPdaily) December 4, 2020
While his raw stats are nothing staggering – only one interception in eleven games – he ranks as the third best CB in the league according to Pro Football Focus (PFF).
He was the highest-graded CB through Week 7 as well.
He has stood out against some of the league’s best receivers, including a shutout of Calvin Ridley in Week 5.
Against Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans in Week 6, he gave up just one catch on two targets for 10 yards.
In coverage, he sports an 83.1 ranking on PFF.
Among corners, his pass rush ranking is also stellar at 75.1.
With these stats, it should be no surprise if Alexander finds himself on the Pro Bowl this year.
3. Elgton Jenkins
This season, Elgton Jenkins has broken out at the future of the Packers’ offensive line.
In his second year, Jenkins has given the Packers a dynamic boost on the front.
— Lombardi Ave (@lombardiave) December 5, 2020
While he doesn’t necessarily rank as high as some of the Packers’ other linemen, he has played every position on the line.
Whenever someone has gone down with an injury, the team has rebuilt their line with Jenkins filling in at a different spot.
This type of versatility is a major plus for the team, with his skill at each spot being a major bonus.
With all of this in mind, Jenkins could be a good choice as a first-time Pro Bowler.