Jon Runyan Jr.
A common theme we are seeing here is underperforming veterans with expiring contracts being phased out of starting roles by rookies. It's the same story for right guard Jon Runyan Jr.
Runyan has struggled for consistency this season, and the Packers' recent rotation at right guard is telling. While Runyan continues to play the bulk of the snaps at right guard, Matt LaFleur is involving second-year Sean Rhyan.
Rhyan came into the game against the Chargers. The Packers scored a touchdown on his first drive. Runyan returned on the next possession and immediately gave up a quarterback pressure. Moments like that don't help the veteran.
Even when the Packers make a positive play on offense, we are seeing too many moments like this.
The Packers need to strengthen the interior offensive line in the 2024 NFL Draft. Rhyan might not be the long-term answer at right guard, but he has shown some potential on limited snaps over the past three weeks. It would make sense to give him more opportunities to show what he can do in the final seven games.
Runyan hasn't played well enough this season. He's on a contract year, and the Packers may have a new starting right guard in 2024.