Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) defends against Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) at Arrowhead Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent speculation: Branden Albert – What would he look like in Green Bay?


 

(Note: All of these articles are simply speculation as we consider the players on this list and what might be the case if they became Packers; we’re not convinced that Ted Thompson would sign any of them – but it’s fun to think that way anyway)

Continuing this series focusing on free agency, we set our sights on an article by NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling on the top 25 free agents.

It got me to thinking, “Who on this list would fit in with the Green Bay Packers and what would it look like?”

This one is a tricky one, but interesting at number seven with Branden Albert.

I will start with saying Albert is definitely gone from the Kansas City Chiefs. Albert should have been gone last year, but he went ahead and took the franchise tag. With Eric Fisher being drafted as the left tackle of the future, Albert is just too pricey. It is nearly certain he hits the market.

Stats are a tough thing to bring up for an offensive lineman, but there are definitely things we can say about Albert. He made the Pro Bowl this year, which strengthens his value. Albert is regarded as one of the top tackles out there. I searched to find how many sacks he allowed this year, but for some reason that is not so easy to find.

So, Branden Albert in Green Bay? Here are my thoughts.

So we are somewhat set at our positions there and this move does not make a whole lot of sense, especially with the money. How about this … David Bakhtiari at LT, Josh Sitton at LG, TJ Lang at C, Bryan Bulaga at RG, and Albert at RT. That in my mind would be a pretty beastly line, though I would be a bit concerned about Lang at center. The only other thing I might do would be to flip Albert and Bakhtiari.

This is one of those things that will not happen, but it is always nice to think of Aaron Rodgers being protected by the best.

What do you think? Leave us a comment.

Tags: Branden Albert Bryan Bulaga David Bakhtiari Josh Sitton T.J. Lang

  • Mike Garone

    Now protecting AR should always be #1 on GB list, but with MM at the helm.. AR leads the league in sacks (last year) hurt on sack this year.. will anything change MM “genius play-caller” ? MM seems like a very stubborn man … so the GB franchise will be at risk as long as MM calls plays ,, Sack number don’t lie!