Green Bay Packers: Mid-Season Superlatives ahead of Week 9

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins
Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

Most Important Player: Elgton Jenkins

The Packers have had a disgusting amount of injuries on the offensive line, most notably to All-World left tackle David Bakhtiari. But few teams in the NFL were in a better position to tread water than the Packers themselves.

That’s because of 25-year-old, Swiss-army knife offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins. He made the transition from left guard to left tackle look easy (it isn’t). He’s been the starting left tackle in five games (missing three due to injury).

Jenkins’ ability to move anywhere on the offensive line and play at a Pro-Bowl level is a luxury that no other team in the NFL has. Elgton Jenkins is a star, and has helped fortify this offensive line time and time again. Once Bakhtiari is healthy again, Jenkins will be able to shift back inside to left guard and re-create the best left side in football.

Side note: Elgton Jenkins is going to get PAID (and he should).

Best Rookie: Josh Myers

It wouldn’t have been fair to expect rookie Josh Myers to step in for All-Pro center Corey Linsley and not skip a beat, but that’s essentially what’s happened. I’m not saying he’s as good as Corey Linsley by any means, but Myers hit the ground running.

Myers has showed why the Packers took him in the second round. He has great size and moves really well, always looking for work. Myers is certainly an asset in the Packers’ running game.

Myers is on the IR right now, but the Packers are hoping to get him back at some point this season.

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