Six predictions for the Packers’ training camp MVP in 2020.
Every summer, we hear about players who are impressing at training camp and are primed for a big season. Sometimes, that proves to be the case. Elgton Jenkins built off a good preseason and had a dominant rookie year with the Green Bay Packers.
Other times, the “training camp MVP” award can be a curse, placing high expectations on players who ultimately fail to live up to them. An example of that is Jake Kumerow. If the league-MVP award was handed out for performances during training camp and the preseason, Kumerow might take home the trophy every single year. But as of yet, he’s been unable to translate that into regular-season success.
In some cases, stars of the preseason and training camp don’t meet those expectations because they don’t get the same opportunities once the regular season begins.
There will be no preseason this summer, which makes the practice time at training camp all the more important. Teams won’t be practicing at full speed for a little while yet. Players will be eased into practice as there was no offseason program.
So, with training camp practices soon to get underway, who could be the Packers’ training camp MVP? Here are five candidates for the unofficial award in 2020.