5 Packers players who likely played their final game for the team
4. Mason Crosby
Mason Crosby has played every game for the Green Bay Packers since the 2007 season, a franchise-record 258 straight games, and 281 if the playoffs are included.
In that time, he has booted through 395 of his 485 field-goal attempts and 733 of his 753 extra-point tries.
Nobody in the history of the world has scored more points for the Packers than Crosby’s 1,918.
Many kickers don’t last 16 games with the same team. Crosby has kicked in Green Bay for 16 years. He will deservedly be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in the future, there’s no doubt about that.
However, all good things must come to an end, and this could be time for the Packers to make a change at kicker.
Crosby can still play. His 56-yard field goal in cold Lambeau Field conditions against the Minnesota Vikings proved this.
That said, Crosby turns 39 in September. Will the Packers be willing to pay him the contract he wants?
One area where Crosby’s play has declined is on kickoffs. Far too many of his kicks don’t fly out the back of the end zone, dropping short and allowing for a return.
Crosby can still play and re-signing him isn’t a bad idea. But it would come as no surprise if the Packers move on this offseason.