Packers: Quick takeaways from first 2020 depth chart

Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Quick takeaways from the Packers’ depth chart.

Ahead of the Green Bay Packers‘ season opener this week, the team has released its first depth chart.

It’s important not to look too much into the depth chart. It’s a guide but doesn’t mean too much when the season starts.

There aren’t too many surprises from the first depth chart, but here are four takeaways.

Billy Turner a starter on offensive line

Whether Billy Turner plays in Week 1 remains to be seen as he recovers from injury, but he is listed as a starter at right tackle ahead of Rick Wagner.

That also means that Lane Taylor will be the starter at right guard.

The question for Week 1, it seems, is whether Turner will be healthy.

Jace Sternberger third-string TE

Again, it’s important not to look into the depth chart too much. Jace Sternberger is going to be given every opportunity to play a significant role on offense this year.

What the depth chart does possibly indicate is that Sternberger hasn’t made a big impact so far over the summer. Marcedes Lewis is currently listed as the starter with Robert Tonyan also ahead of Sternberger in the number two spot.

It’s not surprising, but also shouldn’t be concerning just yet.

Oren Burks secures a starting job

With rookie Kamal Martin on injured reserve, Oren Burks is listed as a starter on the depth chart next to Christian Kirksey.

This is a big opportunity for Burks who, after being selected in the third round two years ago, has struggled to become a regular starter in Mike Pettine’s defense.

Jordan Love the No. 3 QB

Again, no surprises here. When Tim Boyle made the 53-man roster it was assumed he’d be the backup behind Aaron Rodgers.

Love needs time to learn and develop, which he’ll get to do this season without much risk of being asked to play in the regular season.