Packers: Everything you need to know about the preseason

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Everything you need to know about the Green Bay Packers’ 2022 preseason.

The time has come for the return of Green Bay Packers football.

While the meaningful games are still a month away, the Packers will be back out there in preseason action this week.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the preseason.

How many preseason games will the Packers play in 2022?

Three. The first and last preseason games will be played on the road, with the second taking place at Lambeau Field.

What is the Packers’ preseason schedule?

Green Bay opens up the preseason with a road game against the San Francisco 49ers. That’s right, the team’s final opponent in the playoffs last year is its first in the preseason.

The game takes place on Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Green Bay’s only home preseason game comes in Week 2. The team will host the New Orleans Saints for joint practices, and then a preseason game on Friday, Aug. 19. That game kicks off at 7 p.m. CT.

Finally, Matt LaFleur’s team visits Arrowhead Stadium for a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. That game will be played on Friday, Aug. 25 with a kickoff time of 7 p.m. CT.

Will the starters play during the preseason?

In recent years, Matt LaFleur has rested many of the key starters throughout the preseason. It’s unlikely we will see much, if any, of players like Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Rashan Gary, and Jaire Alexander, among others.

However, we should expect the rookies to all feature in the preseason. That means opportunities for the likes of Quay Walker, Romeo Doubs, and Christian Watson (when healthy) to show what they can do.

But if you’re hoping to see the reigning league MVP in action, you might have to wait until the regular season opener in September.