Packers: Predicting Week 1 starters at cornerback, safety

Green Bay Packers, Kevin King, Jaire Alexander (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King, Jaire Alexander (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Who will start in the secondary for the Packers in Week 1?

The Green Bay Packers‘ secondary has the potential to be very good in 2020.

After investing high draft picks at both the cornerback and safety positions, while also signing Adrian Amos in free agency, it started to pay off for the Packers last season.

Green Bay hasn’t made any big additions to the secondary in the offseason but does have a lot of young talent. Who will be the starters in the defensive backfield in the season opener?

Predictions for Week 1 starters in secondary

CB: Jaire Alexander

CB: Kevin King

CB: Chandon Sullivan

S: Adrian Amos

S: Darnell Savage

At the top of the depth chart, the Packers are mostly unchanged from last season. Jaire Alexander and Kevin King were excellent as the two starters on the outside and will continue in their roles this year. The one big change is in the slot, with Chandon Sullivan seeing an increased role in place of Tramon Williams.

The Packers maintain continuity at safety with starters Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage.

Much of the training camp competitions will be about depth. Raven Greene gives the Packers a good backup at safety, while Will Redmond will also likely make the roster as a backup and important special teams player. Watch out for rookie Vernon Scott, who could also make the 53-man roster.

Josh Jackson has impressed at training camp so far, but he faces competition from a number of young cornerbacks on the roster, including Stanford Samuels.

It’s a young secondary but also featuring lots of talent. If a few of the young defensive backs take a step up this season, the Packers’ depth will be much improved.

Who do you think will start in the secondary in the season opener against the Vikings?