Packers 2022 roster preview: Will Ty Summers make the 53?
The Green Bay Packers have finally invested a lot at the inside linebacker position.
After giving De’Vondre Campbell a new deal and drafting Quay Walker in the first round, the Packers’ linebacker depth is as good as we’ve seen in many years.
Where does this leave Ty Summers ahead of the 2022 season?
Summers was active for 14 games last season, but he made zero starts. According to Pro Football Reference, Summers only played 29 defensive snaps but was on the field for 270 special teams snaps.
He finished the season with nine tackles and one fumble recovery.
2021 season review
With De’Vondre Campbell rarely leaving the field and Krys Barnes the number two choice at inside linebacker, opportunities were limited for Summers on defense.
What Summers has done is establish himself as a core special teams player for Green Bay. According to Pro Football Reference, Summers played the fourth-most special teams snaps for the Packers, which is impressive as he missed three games.
Will he make the roster?
It will come down to special teams. With Oren Burks gone, it’s possible the Packers will need Summers to play an important role on special teams again. That could be his ticket to the 53-man roster.
What to expect in 2022
It’s unlikely Summers will make the top three on the inside linebacker depth chart.
De’Vondre Campbell is coming off an All-Pro season. Krys Barnes has been a solid starter and was second on the depth chart last year. The Packers drafted Quay Walker in the first round this April.
Walker’s arrival will make it even tougher for Summers to get on the field on defense.
Outside of Campbell, Barnes, and Walker, the linebackers will need to be able to contribute on special teams.
Summers can do this, which is why he will have a good chance of making the roster.