Packers: Three things to watch at Family Night scrimmage
It’s been two years since the Green Bay Packers last held Family Night at Lambeau Field, so the atmosphere should be great for its return tonight.
Kickoff of the Packers’ Family Night scrimmage at Lambeau tonight is 7:20 p.m. CT.
What are the top three things to watch in tonight’s practice?
1. The quarterbacks
All three quarterbacks will be must-see on Saturday evening.
It hasn’t taken long for Aaron Rodgers to get back to his accurate best at training camp. Look for the reigning MVP to put on a show at Family Night.
This will be Jordan Love’s first Family Night scrimmage. There was also no preseason a year ago, so this will be Love’s first opportunity to play in front of a packed Lambeau Field. How he handles the occasion will be something to watch.
And don’t forget about fan-favorite Kurt Benkert.
2. The rookies
While this isn’t a preseason game, playing at Lambeau in front of a big crowd makes this a great opportunity for the rookies. All eyes will be on first-round pick Eric Stokes, who could see plenty of Davante Adams.
Will Amari Rodgers get many opportunities with the starting offense? How comfortable does Josh Myers look at center replacing an All-Pro in Corey Linsley?
This is a big opportunity for the rookie class, but also a test. This will have a different feel to it than the rest of the Packers’ training-camp practices and the rookies will be looking to put in an impressive performance.
3. Wide receiver battle
The Packers’ wide receiver battle is getting interesting with many players competing for the final spot on the depth chart.
Juwann Winfree has been one of the standouts at camp so far as he looks to secure a spot on the 53-man roster. Other players to watch will be Devin Funchess, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Malik Taylor.
While Randall Cobb’s spot on the 53 is safe, he’ll be making his return to Lambeau Field after two seasons away. It will be great to see him catching passes from Rodgers out there again.