3 Packers position battles that have already been decided at training camp

The Packers haven't played a preseason game yet, but these positional battles are seemingly over.
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Preseason begins for the Green Bay Packers this week. Starting jobs and roster spots are on the line.

Games against the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and Seattle Seahawks give players on the roster bubble an opportunity to prove themselves. The starters may play some snaps, but it's the battles lower down the depth chart that will receive the most attention.

Some camp competitions, though, are effectively over already.

These three players have seemingly already done enough to win their respective positional battles this summer.

3. Backup quarterback

The Packers' decision to release Danny Etling effectively confirmed that rookie Sean Clifford will back up Jordan Love.

Alex McGough is still on the roster, but it would take something special from the USFL MVP to unseat Clifford as the No. 2 quarterback.

"It's still early, but he not only belongs, he's getting better every time he's out there," writes Aaron Nagler of Cheesehead TV.

It seems the Packers agree with Nagler's assessment, having released Clifford's biggest competition. Signing a veteran always seemed possible before camp, but it's now far too close to the season to make such a drastic move.

As long as Clifford avoids a disastrous preseason and McGough doesn't turn into Aaron Rodgers, the Penn State quarterback should secure the No. 2 job.