Four Packers free agents who won’t be back in 2021.
Bringing back all of your free agents is a near-impossible task. For the Green Bay Packers, it was already shaping up to be a challenging offseason given the number of starters with expiring contracts.
Add in some uncertainty over the salary cap due to the pandemic and it’s more than likely that the Packers will be doing well if they can bring back two of their top free agents before next spring.
Some tough decisions are ahead in the coming months. Midway through the 2020 season, we can begin to get an idea of which direction the Packers may go in.
With that in mind, here are four upcoming free agents who I don’t think will return next season.
4. Lane Taylor
Few players around the league have had worse luck with injuries in recent years than Lane Taylor.
Taylor only played two games last year before suffering a season-ending injury. He worked hard and agreed to a pay cut in the offseason. Not only did he return, but he played well throughout the summer and won a starting job along the offensive line. But he would suffer a torn ACL in the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Green Bay’s offensive line has continued to play at a high level even without Taylor, and they have great depth at guard with Elgton Jenkins, Lucas Patrick, Jon Runyan, and Billy Turner. Taylor is coming off a significant injury and will be 31 in the offseason. It’s possible he’s played his final game in Green Bay.