4 former players Packers have desperately missed in 2022

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Green Bay Packers, Corey Linsley
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3. Corey Linsley

The Packers have had their issues along the offensive line this season, mostly at the interior positions. While Josh Myers is having a solid second season in Green Bay, he has been far from perfect.

Green Bay did have one of the best centers in football only two years ago, but he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021 free agency. Since leaving, Corey Linsley has continued his dominant play and the Packers have missed him.

He was named a Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro last season and looks on course for similar honors again this year.

According to ESPN, Linsley ranks second among centers in pass block win rate. Only Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey is ahead of him.

It’s understandable why the Packers let Linsley walk. They simply couldn’t pay everyone due to limited salary cap space. Linsley isn’t on this list to blame the Packers.

However, it’s clear this offense would be more consistent with their former All-Pro center. Green Bay’s offense dominated in 2020, and Linsley played a huge role in the unit’s success.

This Packers team would be far better with Linsley at center than without him, despite Josh Myers playing well so far this season.