Keisean Nixon proved to be a home-run addition in free agency for the Green Bay Packers.
He provided valuable depth on defense and starred on special teams, especially in the second half of the season.
After an impressive first year in Green Bay, Nixon is an unrestricted free agent.
Having played so well, the Packers must re-sign him.
Why the Packers re-sign Keisean Nixon
In recent years, Green Bay has made some great free-agent additions, either in the offseason or during the regular season. In 2021, the Packers signed inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell and cornerback Rasul Douglas.
Campbell became a first-team All-Pro, while Douglas led the team in interceptions. Both were rewarded with long-term deals in the offseason.
The same should be true for Keisean Nixon.
He made a huge impact in his first season for Green Bay. Not only did he provide valuable depth at cornerback, but he helped turn things around on special teams.
Nixon led the NFL in kick return yards, earning first-team All-Pro honors as a return specialist. His best play of the season was a 105-yard kick return touchdown versus the Minnesota Vikings.
Kick returns became a strength of Green Bay’s special teams, and that’s all because of Keisean Nixon.
General manager Brian Gutekunst needs to ensure that Nixon is still playing in Green Bay next season.
Why the Packers don’t re-sign Keisean Nixon
The only reason that would make any sense not to re-sign Keisean Nixon would be if another team offers him a deal the Packers can’t match.
There’s absolutely no reason why Green Bay shouldn’t attempt to sign Nixon to a new deal.
So, unless Nixon either doesn’t want to re-sign or is offered a contract elsewhere that the Packers can’t afford to match, they should do all they can to bring him back.