Packers: 3 important players who could be gone in 2023 free agency

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Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby
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The 2022 season is an important one for Mason Crosby.

The Packers picked Crosby in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and he has since played 15 seasons and never missed a single game.

In that time, he has scored a Packers-record 1,806 points in the regular season, converting 370 field goals and 696 extra-point attempts.

However, the 2021 season was one of Crosby’s worst.

His field goal percentage of just 73.5 ranked second-worst in his career behind only the 2012 season.

Some of that was due to poor blocking from the field goal unit or a bad snap. But some of it was on Crosby, who missed nine field goals and two extra-point tries in the regular season and saw a field goal blocked in the playoffs.

Crosby turns 38 in September. At some point in the next few years, the Packers will need to search for their new kicker.

That’s why this season is so crucial. Even after struggling in 2021, it’s important for Green Bay to stick with Crosby. He deserves the chance to bounce back, something he has done time and again throughout his career.

But Crosby does now enter a contract year, which means there is a possibility this season could be his last.