Aug 9, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) is set to take the snap from Green Bay Packers center JC Tretter (73) against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
2. J.C. Tretter (G/C)
A training camp injury is what stood in J.C. Tretter’s way of being the starting center in the 2014 season. He was set to start at center, but the injury forced rookie Corey Linsley into the role.
The rest is history.
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The Packers like to have players who can play all across the offensive line, and Tretter can do exactly that. Tretter played offensive tackle in college, but was able to make the transition to center and was primed as the replacement for Evan Dietrich-Smith, who joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year.
One of the burning questions heading into free agency is whether right tackle Bryan Bulaga returns? If not, you can bet J.C. Tretter will be ready to step up in his place.
Despite losing his starting role at center, Tretter is certainly a valuable asset to the Packers heading into 2015. He is a talented player who, like Barclay, is versatile on the offensive line and has a lot to offer.
Tretter will add healthy competition to center Corey Linsley, too. Having him on the 2015 roster adds crucial depth, and he will ensure the current starters are on their toes because he will be ready to step up at any point.
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