JK Scott had to deliver after being selected in the fifth round last spring, but he’s put together a solid debut season. Scott is averaging 45.8 yards per punt, good for 11th in the NFL, and he’s also forced 19 fair catches. After Scott’s season the Packers don’t have to worry about finding a punter in the offseason.
Aaron Rodgers’ new contract would make it difficult to draft his successor this offseason, so any quarterback move made by Brian Gutekunst will be at the backup spot. It’s possible the new head coach will want an experienced backup behind Rodgers, and there will be options in free agency including Tyrod Taylor, Josh McCown and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
This hasn’t been a great season for Packers longtime kicker Mason Crosby. After 12 games he has converted just 75.9 percent of his field goal attempts, which as things stand will be the third-worst of his career.
Crosby missed five kicks at Detroit, a game-winner against Minnesota and a game-tying kick last week versus Arizona. Expect the Packers to stick with Crosby, but he could do with a strong finish to the season.
Corey Linsley has lived up to his contract extension with another strong season for the Packers. The team desperately needs depth along the offensive line, but as long as Linsley is healthy, they are fine at center.