5 players the Green Bay Packers held on to for too long

The Packers should have moved on from these players sooner than they did.
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3. Amari Rodgers

Keisean Nixon single-handedly changed games as a kick returner last season. No player in the NFL had more kick return yards than Nixon, who deservedly earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his career. This achievement was even more impressive because he didn't have the job all season.

The Packers surprisingly stuck with Amari Rodgers as their returner to begin 2022, despite him struggling in the role as a rookie.

Rodgers had two fumbles in his first season. He averaged just 18.8 yards on kick returns and 8.3 yards on punt returns.

Despite that, the Packers went with Rodgers as their returner to begin last season. He continued to make mistakes, fumbling five times. Packers fans were just happy when Rodgers held on to the football on a return.

After a poor performance against the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay moved on from Rodgers and made Nixon the full-time returner, a role he dominated in.

The Packers ended up missing the playoffs by one game. Things could've gone differently had Nixon been handed the return job earlier in the season. He regularly put the Packers in good field position, didn't make many mistakes, and could take it all the way for a touchdown.