3 Packers who don’t deserve another season in 2022

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Green Bay Packers, Kevin King
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Kevin King, CB

After struggling in the NFC Championship Game defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers little over a year ago, many believed Kevin King wouldn’t be re-signed in 2021. The Packers did bring King back on a one-year “prove it” deal, but still drafted Eric Stokes in the first round.

Stokes didn’t take long to impress and prove why he should start ahead of King.

The Packers had no choice but to put their first-rounder into a starting position while King and Jaire Alexander missed time with injury, and the rookie delivered. King, meanwhile, missed seven games. In each of his five seasons in Green Bay, King has missed at least one game. He’s missed five or more games in four seasons.

King also saw his defensive snap counts drop as the year went on as he was outplayed by Stokes and in-season signing Rasul Douglas. King was limited to a backup role late in the season.

According to Pro Football Reference, King also allowed a completion of percentage of 71.4% and a passer rating of 108.9 in his coverage, both career-worsts.

Stokes will start on the outside with Alexander in 2022, and the Packers should also try to re-sign Douglas. Where does that leave King? It’s time to move on from the veteran cornerback.