Green Bay Packers Citizen GM: Let’s talk free agents

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John Kuhn

Raymond T. Rivard photograph

John Kuhn – he has been a staple in this offense, even though the fullback is a dying breed in the NFL. He is loved and cherished by the organization, team, coaches and fans. Kuhn has been the unsung hero in many situations, including his crucial block on Julius Peppers that allowed Rodgers to escape the pocket and throw the game-winning 48-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb in the season finale against the Bears.

  1. Kuhn returns to GB if – the Packers value his position as fullback. I believe that he will be back; he deserves to be back. He does much more on the field than his stats suggest. He blocks very well, he leads well and is a consistent checkdown for Aaron Rodgers in the passing game. He is great for misdirection handoffs on third and fourth down and thrives in the goal line offense.
  2. Kuhn walks if – the Packers decide to stack up on running backs and use an additional tight end as a blocker. I have seen Andrew Quarless line up in the backfield a lot this season to assist in run blocking. The tight end is becoming a more versatile position, leaving the pure fullback to fall off the depth chart. With four running backs set to return healthy in 2014, the Packers might not see a need for Kuhn’s services and let him test free agency.