Green Bay Packers 53-man roster predictions following their preseason opener.
The Green Bay Packers returned to Lambeau Field on Thursday night, defeating the Houston Texans in their opening preseason contest of the year. How could the game impact which players make the 53-man roster, and who misses out?
Many of the Packers’ starters sat out of Thursday night’s game, giving more opportunities to the players on the roster bubble.
Following the first week of the preseason, here are my latest 53-man roster predictions for the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers, Tim Boyle
DeShone Kizer had a solid game against the Texans, but I was impressed with Tim Boyle. He made a few good plays on Thursday evening, finding the end zone twice on just five pass attempts. In what looks to be a close competition for the backup job, it’s performances like this one that could win the job.
There’s still a long way to go with three preseason games remaining. And let’s not forget that Kizer had to play against a tougher defense earlier in the game.
The next three weeks will determine who is the number two quarterback on the roster, but following the preseason opener, I’m going with Boyle. Although it’s still a possibility the Packers will decide to keep three quarterbacks on the roster like last year.