GREEN BAY – After his Pro Bowl snub last month, David Bakhtiari thought it might be funny if he wound up being a two-time All-Pro and one-time Pro Bowler when all the dust settled on the 2017 season.
That’s exactly how things played out for the Packers’ starting left tackle.
Bakhtiari was named second-team All-Pro on Friday, as determined by a vote of 50 media members of the Associated Press. It’s the second consecutive year Bakhtiari has been named second-team All-Pro.
Bakhtiari missed four games early this season due to a hamstring injury, but was widely praised by his coaches and teammates for how he bounced back. A stalwart at left tackle since 2013, Bakhtiari has started all 74 regular-season games he’s played for the Packers.
His 10 votes were second to Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who was named All-Pro for the third time in his career.
“Obviously, personally, I get to work with him every day, and see what he does day in and day out,” said Head Coach Mike McCarthy of Bakhtiari last month. “So I thought he had a heck of a year. He missed a few games, fought back, and didn’t get through the last Minnesota game but came back the week after. So I think he’s had a really good year.”
It’s possible a Pro Bowl appearance could still be in the cards for Bakhtiari. He was voted an alternate for this year’s game, which will take place on Jan. 28 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Fourth-year receiver Jeff Janis also received two votes on special teams.