Adrian Amos remains a free agent, potentially making safety one of the Green Bay Packers‘ biggest needs entering the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Packers picked up Darnell Savage’s fifth-year option last year, ensuring he is under contract for one more season.
So far this offseason, the Packers brought back Rudy Ford and signed free-agent Tarvarius Moore.
Here’s a look at Green Bay’s safety depth chart after the first week of free agency:
Packers projected safety depth chart after first week of free agency
- Darnell Savage
- Rudy Ford
- Tarvarius Moore
- Tariq Carpenter
- Innis Gaines
- James Wiggins
Darnell Savage is only under contract for one more season with the Packers picking up his fifth-year option. He remains a starter in 2023, but it’s uncertain whether he will sign a long-term extension to stay in Green Bay beyond this season.
Re-signing Rudy Ford made a lot of sense. He plays a lot of special teams snaps, and played well as a backup on defense last season. Ford made three interceptions and three pass defenses, and also forced a fumble.
New signing Tarvarius Moore will likely spend most of his time on special teams, where he can be a key contributor. Like Ford, Moore can also contribute on defense, although likely as a backup.
Unless Amos re-signs, the Packers will be left with the difficult task of finding a new starter. Replacing Amos won’t be easy. He has been a reliable starter year in, year out, not missing a game during his four seasons with the Packers.
Green Bay could still sign a free agent to replace Amos, but their best option may be to find a long-term starter in the draft. Again, finding a replacement for Amos won’t be easy.
And if Savage isn’t back in 2024, Green Bay will need another new starter. Drafting two safeties could make sense.