Green Bay Packers name six captains for 2022 season
The Green Bay Packers have elected six captains for the 2022 NFL season.
The Green Bay Packers don’t just have a roster filled with talented players on both sides of the ball and a great blend of experience and youth, but they also have a number of leaders.
That can make all the difference when it comes to important moments in the biggest games.
Ahead of Week 1, the Packers have announced their six team captains for the 2022 season.
Packers elect six captains for 2022 season
The Packers have announced their six captains for the new season, featuring three on offense and three on defense.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Aaron Jones, and tight end Marcedes Lewis are the three offensive players elected as team captains. The three defensive players voted captains are defensive lineman Kenny Clark, inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, and safety Adrian Amos.
The great thing about this team is that they could’ve picked six different players and all would still be excellent choices.
Head coach Matt LaFleur highlighted this when he spoke to reporters earlier today. According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, LaFleur said that 21 different players received votes to be a team captain and that it was close between 11-12 of them.
And it’s not surprising. Take one look at the roster, and you’ll find a number of great leaders.
Offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, wide receiver Randall Cobb, edge rushers Rashan Gary and Preston Smith, cornerback Jaire Alexander, and kicker Mason Crosby are just some of the players who would’ve made great captains.
While we don’t know exactly which players received votes outside of the six captains, it would be no surprise if all of the names listed above received multiple votes from their teammates.
When it comes down to key moments in games, the Packers will need their leaders to step up. They have plenty of them.