The Green Bay Packers have won two of their past three games, and this young team is showing signs of progress.
An exciting takeaway from the Packers' victory over the Los Angeles Chargers was the number of key contributions from rookies. Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, Karl Brooks, and Carrington Valentine were among the standout performers.
The Packers are rebuilding at the start of a new era without Aaron Rodgers. They will be satisfied with the performances of the 2023 draft class so far this year, but more work is required in the upcoming offseason.
Who Green Bay decides not to bring back is as important as any additions made in the offseason. These six players are likely entering their final games with the Packers.
With Darnell Savage on injured reserve, Jonathan Owens has started the past four games at safety. Owens has made some important contributions, including a forced fumble in the win over the Los Angeles Rams, but his play has been too inconsistent.
Owens had an awful missed tackle against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11, which allowed tight end Stone Smartt to run into the end zone for a 51-yard touchdown.
According to The Football Database, Owens has a team-high five penalties this season.
Rudy Ford is having an excellent season and could land a new deal with the Packers. Rookie Anthony Johnson Jr. has the potential to become a regular starter in the future. Green Bay also has a decision to make on Darnell Savage in free agency.
Owens is a free agent in the offseason, and it seems unlikely he will be back.