Packers guard Jon Runyan Jr. discusses uncertain future ahead of free agency

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Jordan Love's breakout year helped the Green Bay Packers win six of their final eight regular-season games before reaching the divisional round of the playoffs. Slipping under the radar was the play of the offensive line.

The Packers' starting five overcame some early-season challenges to keep Love upright down the stretch.

In the final 10 games, including the playoffs, Love was sacked only 11 times, including zero in postseason contests against the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.

Right guard Jon Runyan Jr. played a crucial role along the offensive line. Runyan has started every game since Week 1 of the 2021 season but faces an uncertain future, as his contract expires next month.

Free agent Jon Runyan Jr. discusses his uncertain Packers future

Runyan made it clear during his final locker-room interview last month that he wants to return to Green Bay, but it's far from guaranteed with free agency approaching in March.

At Radio Row, the former sixth-round pick took the time to discuss his future and free agency process.

"It's been fun. It's been exciting. I really have no idea what to expect. I'm kind of taking that in stride and letting things happen," said Runyan. "I think I've put out a good resume for myself over the past four years. I'm going to let that speak for itself."

It's unclear whether the Packers will offer Runyan a new deal, but it sounded like he is preparing for the possibility of playing elsewhere in 2024.

"Being part of this experience at the Super Bowl Radio Row, put myself out there a little bit, and try to meet as many people as I can and get a feeling for where this is going to go," said Runyan.

Runyan has provided years of steady, consistent play along the offensive line, rarely making mistakes. He should have no trouble landing a starting job elsewhere if he doesn't work out a new deal with the Packers.

If he departs, guard will become a significant area of need for the Packers this offseason. Sean Rhyan would become the favorite to start at right guard, but the team would lack depth behind the starters.

Runyan gives his all on the field and hasn't missed a game since becoming a starter in 2021. It would be great to see him return to Green Bay this offseason, but Runyan understands the business and knows he may need to explore his options.

Jon Runyan Jr. participated in this Super Bowl Media Week interview on behalf of One.

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