With Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, the Green Bay Packers have an excellent safety duo.
Amos, signed in free agency two years ago, and Savage, drafted in the first round, have been the Packers’ starting pair for the past couple of seasons.
That will remain the case this year, but what will the rest of the depth chart look like?
Packers S depth chart predictions in 2021
- Adrian Amos
- Darnell Savage
- Will Redmond
- Vernon Scott
According to Pro Football Reference, Amos played on 98 percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps last season, and 100 percent the year before. It’s rare Green Bay’s defense takes the field without Amos.
It’s a similar story with Savage. He’s missed three games in his first two seasons, but when he’s playing, it’s not often Savage isn’t on the field.
Together, there aren’t many better safety pairings in the league. Pro Football Focus ranked the best safeties in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season. Amos is ninth and Savage 18th. Only the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills had two safeties as high as the Packers’ pair.
It’s behind the Packers’ top two that’s slightly concerning.
Raven Greene struggled to stay healthy, missing 20 regular-season games over the past two years, but he was a good backup safety behind Amos and Savage. He’s no longer on the roster after signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Will Redmond has been a solid player in the Packers’ secondary. Vernon Scott is entering his second year and didn’t play many snaps on defense last season.
If the Packers lose either Amos or Savage to injury, the depth at safety could become a real issue for defensive coordinator Joe Barry. It’s why I’d be in favor of Green Bay signing a free-agent safety like Tre Boston to give the defense some additional cover.
But there’s no arguing about the duo of Amos and Savage. There aren’t many better in the NFL.