The Green Bay Packers 2023 offensive line is returning everyone from a season before and primed to again be an elite unit.
After grading out as PFF's third-ranked unit in 2022, the Packers offensive line aims to remain a top unit in 2023.
As they look to replicate their efforts, questions linger and positional battles ensue.
3 significant questions facing Packers offensive line in 2023
3. Josh Myers
The Packers decided not to re-sign two-time All-Pro center Corey Linsley following the 2020 season and selected Josh Myers out of Ohio St. in the second round of the 2021 draft to replace him.
Myers was quickly crowned the starting center for his high IQ and ability to communicate up front. He flashed promise as a rookie but battled injury and would only appear in six games.
Last season, his PFF grade improved to 60.4, which is encouraging. As a run-blocker, he struggles to be impactful at all levels and defenders too often shake his blocks.
But more concerningly, Myers has continued to experience fumbled exchanges in the 2023 training camp. The issue has prompted coaches to try out second-year linemen Zach Tom and Sean Rhyan at center.
"Josh has done a really good job, but we need more consistency," said Packers head coach Matt LaFleur.
Myers' job is in the hot seat and coaches are challenging him to earn his starting role entering 2023.
Myers is undoubtedly a talented player and certainly hasn’t lost his job yet. He also hasn’t had any competition for his job until now. The added push from coaches to challenge him will hopefully bring out the best in the young player.
If Myers continues to struggle, Jordan Love could be taking snaps from Tom in 2023. Center was the only position Tom didn’t log snaps at for the Packers in 2022, but he started 14 games at center in college at Wake Forest.