Which three players impressed in the Green Bay Packers’ preseason opener?
It feels good to win. Even if it’s only a preseason game. But even more important for the Green Bay Packers than the result was the performance of the team, particularly players who were making their NFL debuts.
The Packers made a fast start, scoring a touchdown on special teams to go 7-0 up. Yes, that’s right. The Packers scored a special teams TD. DeShone Kizer threw one touchdown pass, Tim Boyle two, as Green Bay won a close game, 28-26 to get their preseason off to a good start.
With a number of key starters rested in the game, there was an opportunity for young players to show what they could do in front of the Lambeau Field crowd. It was also an important game for Matt LaFleur, as he gets familiar with his new role as not only the play caller, but also the head coach.
The Packers have competition at guard, wide receiver, running back, and even kicker. Outside of the starters, each practice and preseason game is all about aiming to earn either a roster spot, or more playing time once the regular season gets underway next month.
Let’s take a look at three players who impressed during the Packers’ preseason opener.