David Bakhtiari didn’t allow a sack in any of the Packers’ home games in 2019.
If Brian Gutekunst needed one reason to give David Bakhtiari as much money as he wants on a new deal this summer, it’s this…
That’s a good number to hear for an offensive tackle. And according to Pro Football Focus, it’s the number of sacks Bakhtiari allowed at Lambeau Field last season. On 357 pass-blocking snaps in home games, the Green Bay Packers‘ star left tackle didn’t allow a single sack.
Packers need to pay Bakhtiari
It’s not like Bakhtiari had easy matchups in the Lambeau games last season. Some of the best pass rushers in the NFL visited Green Bay.
Danielle Hunter (14.5 sacks in 2019), Von Miller (eight sacks), Mario Addison (9.5 sacks), and Khalil Mack (8.5 sacks) were among the top pass rushers who played at Lambeau Field last season.
Until it happens, I’ll keep writing it. The Packers need to pay Bakhtiari, and they need to do so before it’s too late.
Bakhtiari is a generational talent and he plays at a premium position. Outside of Aaron Rodgers, it’s hard to name a more important player for the Packers in 2020 than Bakhtiari. He protects the face of the franchise and is one of the best in the NFL at doing so.
Not only has Bakhtiari been an All-Pro four years running and is a two-time Pro Bowler, but if he continues to perform at such a high level for a few more seasons, he could be a future Hall-of-Famer.
Bakhtiari has been dominant on the left side of the Packers’ offensive line for over half a decade. Still just 28 years old, he could have another five-plus years ahead of him as a great offensive tackle.
Bakhtiari didn’t miss a single offensive snap for the Packers all season long in 2019, according to Pro Football Reference, and he now hasn’t missed a game since the 2017 season.