3 Packers players who are definitely entering their last season

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2. Darnell Savage, S

One position that could see significant changes next offseason is safety. Despite the Packers making several additions at safety in recent months, there is uncertainty beyond 2023.

Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, Tarvarius Moore, Jonathan Owens, and Dallin Leavitt all have expiring contracts at the end of the season. Innis Gaines will be an exclusive rights free agent.

That leaves rookie Anthony Johnson, who could become a starter in the next couple of seasons. Outside of Johnson, the Packers may need to rebuild their safety depth chart a year from now.

And that could include replacing Darnell Savage. The Packers surprisingly picked up his fifth-year option last offseason, a decision that meant Savage would have a fully-guaranteed final year of his contract in 2023.

The Packers will hope Savage can get back to his best, but he has been nowhere near it the past couple of seasons. According to Pro Football Reference, Savage allowed eight touchdowns and a passer rating of 117.4 in his coverage in 2021. He allowed three touchdowns last season, but still a high passer rating of 114.2.

Compare that to the 2020 season when Savage allowed two touchdowns and quarterbacks had a passer rating of 67.3 throwing his way.

Missed tackles have remained an issue, with Savage missing 16 over the past two seasons.

Savage is effectively on a one-year prove-it deal. The Packers could completely start over at safety next offseason.