Breaking down the Packers’ offense ahead of Week 1.
It’s week one and rosters/practice squads are set. Luckily, the Green Bay Packers were able to retain the in-house options they wanted to get a longer look at and continue developing. As we all know, it took 77 players to win the Packers most recent Super Bowl — making a run this year won’t be any different.
Building a program with usable depth is of great importance to any contender, and Brian Gutekunst has done an admirable job of doing just that. Behind the initial 53-man roster, the Packers have some intriguing depth on the practice squad.
Since Gutekunst became the Packers GM, of the 35 players who made the initial practice squad, 17 of them have played in at least one game for the Packers. Today we take a look at the offensive roster in its entirety and discuss the state of each position group.
Active: Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love
Practice squad: Kurt Benkert
Things played out as well as they could have for Green Bay here. The Packers were able to retain all three quarterbacks they had throughout camp. QB1 is league MVP Aaron Rodgers, and behind him is high-upside first-round prospect, Jordan Love, who is waiting in the wings. Hard to ask for a better 1-2 than that.
Kurt Benkert was able to clear waivers and return to the practice squad. He showed enough in the preseason for the Packers to retain his services and continue developing him in their system. In the event that Green Bay moves on from Rodgers next season, Love is going to need a dependable back-up — Benkert has the potential to fill that role. This has the potential to be more than a one-year marriage in Green Bay.