Stock up, stock down for Packers following Week 2 win vs. Vikings
Stock up: Darnell Savage Jr.
Darnell Savage Jr. continues to make an impact in Green Bay’s secondary. He finished the game with six tackles and a pass defense. Savage made an incredible play on Kirk Cousins‘ first interception. While it was Preston Smith who made the pick, it was Savage who broke up the pass and deflected it into the air.
The fact he’s already making such key plays so early on in his career is encouraging, and the Packers look to have found a future star in the first round.
The only slight concern is that Savage did suffer an injury in the game. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that Savage was kicked in the shin during the game, although it’s not expected to be a serious injury. Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Savage was wearing a walking boot following the game, but it was a “precautionary measure” and he’s fine.
The Packers’ young secondary has been particularly impressive in the first two weeks of the season. Green Bay is tied for first in the NFL with five takeaways after two games. Three of them are interceptions — one by Adrian Amos, one Kevin King, and the other Smith, which was deflected in the air by Savage.
Savage is already making plays for the Packers, and that continued in Week 2.