By signing Adrian Amos in free agency, the Green Bay Packers added a talented safety at a position of need.
The Green Bay Packers haven’t had a lot to celebrate about against the Chicago Bears in recent years. Despite winning at Lambeau Field last year, the Bears went on to win the NFC North.
But this offseason, the Packers signed Adrian Amos, a key part of the Bears’ dominant defense in 2018. Not only did Chicago lose a great player, but he will now play against them twice a season.
Amos played in all 16 games for the Bears, finishing with two interceptions, 73 tackles and nine passes defended, all career-bests. He also had a sack and a quarterback hit.
Odds of making roster: 100 percent
Amos has a 100 percent chance of making the Packers’ roster. And not only that, he’s key to the success of the secondary this year.
What to expect in 2019?
Many will point to Amos’ lack of turnovers, but the Packers are getting a very talented safety. The Packers defense needs consistency in the secondary, and that’s what Amos brings. A good tackler, Amos will continue to make positive players for the defense all season long, and that’s something the defense has lacked in recent years.
Yes, the Packers defense needs to get more turnovers this year, but rookie safety Darnell Savage Jr. can provide that — he had seven interceptions in his final two seasons in college. Amos and Savage should be Green Bay’s Day 1 starters.
Signing Amos was so important for the Packers. They immediately upgraded one of their biggest weaknesses on defense, and added a player who is still young at 26 years old, but also has plenty of experience playing in an elite defense.
Amos is the perfect addition to this defense, and when the season comes to end, don’t be surprised if he’s a Pro Bowler with the Green Bay Packers.