3 Packers in contract years who are primed for big seasons in 2023

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2. Keisean Nixon set for huge season for Packers on defense and special teams

Keisean Nixon led the NFL in kick return yards and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2022. He did that in half a season. Now imagine what he could do with a full year as the Packers' kick returner.

"I only played nine games at kick returner. Was it the best? Yeah. But that wasn't really my best. I was just getting my feet wet, honestly. That's why this year is going to be really special," Nixon said, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com.

The NFL's new fair catch rule hasn't changed anything for Nixon. He made it perfectly clear he has no intention of calling for a fair catch this season. Nixon will attempt to make a big return anytime he gets the opportunity, and it should lead to another exciting season.

But it's not just on special teams where Nixon can make an impact. He should also see plenty of opportunities on defense.

While Eric Stokes recovers from injury, Nixon is getting first-team reps at slot corner. So far, he is impressing in the role.

Stokes and Rasul Douglas are best suited to playing on the outside. Jaire Alexander can shift inside, but he is also dominant on the boundary. Nixon is a perfect fit in the slot.

Both on special teams and defense, Nixon can have a huge season for the Packers.