Five Packers who will be most affected by there being no preseason.
For 2020 at least, the preseason is gone. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the NFL and NFLPA are in agreement that there will be no preseason games this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosters will also likely be reduced to 80 players. How does this impact the Green Bay Packers?
While for many fans, scrapping the preseason might not mean much. For players certain to make rosters, it won’t affect them too much, either. But the lack of a preseason and a reduced roster will have an impact on many players on the roster bubble, including undrafted free agents. The Packers have historically given opportunities to undrafted rookies, but this won’t help in 2020.
Training camp practices are crucial for players on the roster bubble to make an impact, impress their coaches, and secure a spot on the 53-man roster. But the preseason can also help. Playing against another NFL team, in front of crowds, can generate buzz about players who perform well. That won’t be the case this season.
The offseason, and now training camp, has been impacted by the pandemic, and we now know there will be no warmup games prior to the start of the season.
Which five Packers will be most affected by no preseason?