Titans insider reveals concerning reality about Packers' Andre Dillard signing

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Imagine how Green Bay Packers fans would react if another team signed Royce Newman to fix their depth issues at guard.

Yeah, that's how Tennessee Titans fans are reacting to the Packers signing tackle Andre Dillard.

It's never a great sign when opposing fans feel sorry for your quarterback after bringing in an offensive tackle. But that's where we are. Dillard was released by Tennessee only one season into a three-year deal after allowing a league-high 12 sacks in only 12 games.

Green Bay desperately needed tackle depth behind starters Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom. If nothing else, Dillard offers NFL experience, but the signing shouldn't alter the Packers' draft-day plans to upgrade the offensive line.

Want to know more about the Dillard signing? Unfortunately, Titans fans might have the answer.

Life will be 'rougher' for Jordan Love after Packers' Andre Dillard signing

The signing split opinion among the Packers fan base. Some were critical due to Dillard's awful numbers as a starting tackle in the NFL, while others praised the team for making a low-risk move that could improve their depth.

However, Titans fans and analysts who watched Dillard play for their team weren't as positive about the signing.

"Not sure what to say about this. Jordan Love's life got a little rougher today," writes Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.

And he's not alone. Host of the Locked On Titans podcast, Tyler Rowland, was also less than complimentary about the move.

To the Packers' defense, they aren't signing Dillard to start at left tackle like the Titans did. Rasheed Walker is the starter. This feels like an insurance policy to ensure they have some veteran depth if they don't leave next week's draft with adequate reinforcements. It's a low-risk move, and it's not a guarantee Dillard will even make the 53-man roster.

At least, that's the hope.

It's not great to hear fans and analysts who watched Dillard every week go out of their way to question the Packers' decision. Unfortunately, the numbers back it up. Dillard earned an awful 47.4 PFF pass-blocking grade after allowing a league-high 12 sacks. Unless he shows significant improvements, there's no way the Packers can go into the 2024 season with Dillard as the swing tackle.

Time will tell. The signing may be to ensure they have depth beyond the draft. The Packers may want to try Dillard at guard. We'll see.

But the signing shouldn't alter any plans to draft a tackle. Based on the comments of Titans reporters and fans, the Packers won't want Dillard to play meaningful snaps in 2024.

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