GREEN BAY -- Three Packers have been selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday.
Rodgers, being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, will be the starter for the NFC for the second consecutive year. Matthews and Saturday will both begin the game on the bench.
Rodgers, the league's reigning Most Valuable Player, leads the NFL in passer rating (106.2) and has thrown 35 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
"It's an honor to be voted in, knowing that it's a combination of the fans, my fellow players and the coaches, Rodgers said. "To be recognized by all of those people, it's pretty special."
Matthews has now made the Pro Bowl in each of his first four NFL seasons, marking the first time that any Packers player in franchise history has accomplished that.
"It's pretty special to hear something like that, Matthews said. "Obviously, there have been so many great players to have come through here, so...