What are the top five training camp battles for the Packers in 2020?
The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to terms and training camps will kick off all over the country by the end of this week with a strength and conditioning acclamation period kicking things off.
Green Bay Packers rookies have already reported for COVID-19 testing as well as physicals, and the veterans will be joining them soon.
Full contact will not be allowed until mid-August which means things won’t really begin to heat up for another few weeks.
With fans barred from watching training camps and no preseason games, this year’s training camp will be very different from years past.
Losing four games will mean that training camp battles will carry extra weight as guys won’t be able to make an impression in a game situation.
Each one-on-one rep will have to be treated with extra urgency and 11-on-11 drills will have to be seen as makeshift games to impress the coaches.
The Packers have 20 of their 22 starters returning. In fact, the only major hole created this offseason was with the departure of Bryan Bulaga. The only other hole is from Blake Martinez and even then, it seemed the Packers were ready to move on.
But that doesn’t mean there won’t be competition. The Packers will welcome open competition at every level and ensure they put the best team possible on the field.
Here’s a look at five battles I’ll be watching as camps begin.