1. Kyler Fackrell
If there was one bright spot on the day, it was Kyler Fackrell getting a sack and getting to double-digits on the season. Fackrell will close out 2018 as the Packers’ leading pass rusher with 10.5 sacks.
I don’t think anyone would have believed Fackrell would be the one to finish the season as the Packers’ leader in sacks. Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Nick Perry and Clay Matthews are all names many would have assumed would have finished as the leader in sacks.
Instead, three out of those four players finished the season on injured reserve and only one (Clark) can claim they had a successful year.
Fackrell struggled in the league his first two years and left many questioning whether or not he actually belonged in the NFL. Fackrell proved many of us wrong and came through with his best season to date.
Now he will head into the offseason as the best outside rusher the Packers have. Fackrell also showed gains in the run game, showing more strength on the edge than he has at any point in his first three years.
Fackrell will enter 2019 on the last year of his rookie deal trying to show the Packers and the NFL he just needed time to develop and he is a player worth keeping.