Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins was officially taken off the PUP list last week and opened up his first practice back at right tackle. He is back.
Packers All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari was officially taken off the PUP list on Sunday and practiced that day too. He is back.
Those are two of the best offensive linemen on the planet. Bakhtiari is a five-time All-Pro and Jenkins has played every single position on the line in his brief three-year career. He might be the most versatile offensive lineman in the entire show.
Getting Bakhtiari and Jenkins back to practice is huge for this Green Bay offense, which has finished top 10 in total offense in each of the last two seasons. They finished first in scoring offense in 2020.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t win back-to-back MVPs without his offensive line. He would be the first to say that.
Center Josh Myers is looking for a bounce-back season after missing over half of his rookie year with a knee injury. He is hungry.
Guards Royce Newman (started 16 games as a rookie last season) and Jon Runyan (played in all 33 career games) have a lot of experience for playing just three career seasons between the both of them.
Rookies Sean Rhyan and Zach Tom also have experience playing multiple positions in college.
Tom has been incredible through the first two preseason games. He has not allowed a single pressure through those two games, per Pro Football Focus.
This is one of the best, most well-rounded units in the league. Don’t forget, they have a secret weapon in 6-9, 370-pound left tackle Caleb Jones.
It is safe to say the Packers have a very solid unit protecting their all-time great signal-caller. They are both young and experienced. They are versatile and talented.
Green Bay is one of the best destinations for offensive linemen because of their pedigree and history. They are well-coached and ready to roll in 2022.
The return of Bakhtiari and Jenkins is fantastic news and can’t be taken for granted. The Packers have depth with their rookies and power with their vets. This team will pride itself on winning in the trenches and allowing their first-ballot Hall-of-Fame quarterback to make big-time throws.