The Packers traded for Isaac Yiadom just before the start of the regular season to provide some depth at cornerback, and when the team started to get hit with injuries at the position, they needed him to step up.
According to Pro Football Reference, Yiadom has been targeted six times in the limited game time he’s seen, allowing five receptions for 80 yards and a passer rating of 118.7. Despite all of the injuries at cornerback for Green Bay this year, Yiadom’s playing time has decreased in recent weeks and he played zero defensive snaps in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fortunately, even while Jaire Alexander and Kevin King have been out of action, rookie Eric Stokes and recent signing Rasul Douglas have played well.
In recent weeks, Yiadom’s work has come almost exclusively on special teams. He missed Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs as he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
With Kevin King back, it’s hard to see how Yiadom earns much playing time on defense moving forward. Especially once Jaire Alexander is ready to return.
Expectations weren’t all that high when the Packers traded for Yiadom, and he’s struggled to make an impact when he’s played on defense so far this season.