Predicting 5 Packers who have played final game in Green Bay
Predicting five Packers players who will leave this offseason.
Every year, there are a number of roster changes across the NFL. For the Green Bay Packers and their tough salary cap situation, we will likely see many moves across the coming weeks.
Needing to create around $50 million in cap space before this time next month, the Packers may have to release some players as well as restructure and extend deals. When the new league year begins, the Packers could also lose a number of players in free agency.
A busy offseason is ahead for general manager Brian Gutekunst.
Here are my predictions for five Packers players who won’t be back in 2022.
5. Lucas Patrick
Despite not securing a starting position in the summer, Lucas Patrick stepped up when the Packers needed him in 2021. He filled in for injured center Josh Myers then when Myers returned, Patrick shifted to a starting position at guard. Patrick started 13 games.
Among centers, Patrick tied for second in run block win rate, according to ESPN.
Patrick showed he can be a starting center or guard in the NFL and has the versatility to play both. But the Packers’ starters at the interior positions in 2022 could be Jon Runyan, Myers, and Royce Newman.
Patrick will become a free agent next month. Another team may be willing to pay Patrick to start, but that’s not a guarantee in Green Bay.