GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - On Tuesday night, the National Football League released its list of players honored with playing in this year’s Pro Bowl.
Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was named an alternate but argues he was snubbed.
“I don’t want to discredit anyone that’s on the list. At the end of the day it’s a name association. I’m not going to sit here and try and fight and say I’m better than this guy or X, Y, and Z. Those are all great players. I don’t want to discredit any of them,” Bakhtiari said Wednesday.
Reporter: “But you feel like you should be there?”
Pro Football Focus ranked Bakhtiari as the second best offensive tackle in the NFL but with the lack of statistical measurables has left the 2-time NFL All-Pro 2nd-Team selection with bigger dreams.
“Offensive linemen at the end of the day are team players. We don't really have statistics -- as we said before -- so we pride ourselves on wins, we pride ourselves on other players success within the offense and ultimately win a Super Bowl that's really all I want. That's what I was so proud about when I drafted here and that's my one goal I want to win a Super Bowl because at the end when you talk about people -- forget the whole snub this year, that year -- the one thing you can't forget is a Super Bowl,” Bakhtiari said.
The Packers did have two Pro Bowl selections in quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Davante Adams. This is Rodgers seventh Pro Bowl selection. Adams was an injury replacement last season. This season marks the first time he was a first original selection.
Along with Bakhtiari, defensive lineman Kenny Clark and center Corey Linsley were named alternates.The 2019 Pro Bowl takes place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. ET.