5 bold predictions for Green Bay Packers in 2022 season
4. Rashan Gary has over 15 sacks
In many ways, Rashan Gary had a breakout season in 2021. But this will be the year the rest of the NFL sees what Packers fans already know. Gary will become one of the league’s top pass rushers, and he’ll do so with at least 15 sacks.
Gary finished half a sack short of double-digits last season. There’s a great chance he goes right past that number this year.
While his sack numbers were good, not great, Gary showed his ability in other pass-rushing stats. According to Pro Football Reference, his numbers for hurries, pressures, and quarterback knockdowns all ranked inside the top six last year.
According to Pro Football Focus, Gary earned the highest pass-rushing grade of any NFC defender in 2021.
Gary dominated at training camp, both against the Packers and New Orleans Saints’ offensive lines. If it’s a sign of what’s to come, offensive tackles are going to have a real problem trying to stop him.
The 2019 first-rounder generates pressure consistently. Offensive lines won’t always be able to double-team him given the strength of a defensive line featuring Pro Bowler Kenny Clark.
This season, Gary turns his high pressure numbers into at least 15 sacks, proving why he’s one of the league’s best pass rushers.