The bye week provides the Green Bay Packers some valuable time off.
An opportunity to get healthier. They have played every week since September, so an extra eight days of rest compared to normal will help tremendously.
The bye also gives head coach Matt LaFleur and his staff a chance to self-scout. To learn where things have gone wrong this season and aim to fix them for the final stretch.
What are the three biggest questions the Packers must answer during their bye?
Is it time for Packers to give young players more snaps?
Green Bay could be eliminated from playoff contention as early as next week. Making the postseason isn’t in the Packers’ control.
At what point, if at all, will head coach Matt LaFleur want to see the young players get more opportunities? Both as a chance to see what they can do, but also to give them valuable regular-season reps.
Take first-round pick Devonte Wyatt as an example. The rookie has played well in limited opportunities this season. It’s hard to believe he’s not getting more snaps over Dean Lowry at this point.
According to Pro Football Reference, Wyatt only played nine defensive snaps against the Chicago Bears.
Why not give him more opportunities? He’s a first-round pick and will learn a lot more in real game action than on the bench.
Should the Packers give their young players more snaps in the final four games?