Packers: 4 options at left tackle if David Bakhtiari misses time

Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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If David Bakhtiari misses any time this season, what options do the Green Bay Packers have at left tackle?

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Green Bay Packers placed left tackle David Bakhtiari on the physically unable to perform list before training camp.

This is a concern considering Bakhtiari has only played 27 snaps since tearing his ACL in December 2020.

Hopefully, Bakhtiari will be ready to go in the near future and will be cleared to return in time for Week 1. But what if the five-time All-Pro misses time this season?

The Packers may need to explore their options. Here are four to consider:

Sign Duane Brown

One option would be to explore free agency.

As a short-term option, Duane Brown could be a great choice. Brown turns 37 next month but is still a quality starting tackle having made the Pro Bowl last season.

For Brown, he could sign a one-year deal and join a Super Bowl contender. He would have a great opportunity to win a championship in Green Bay.

If the Packers decide to sign a free agent tackle who can contribute immediately, Brown might be their best option.

He has been voted to the Pro Bowl on five occasions and is also a three-time All-Pro. He could step right in and start for the Packers at tackle, having made 203 career starts.