A national reporter thinks it’s “time to worry” about the Green Bay Packers.
The offensive line, specifically, is the major concern for the Packers.
Gregg Rosenthal, an editor for NFL.com, expressed worry this week that Green Bay’s offensive line could be too banged up to be productive this season.
“It’s officially time to worry about the Packers’ offensive line,” wrote Rosenthal. “The unit has struggled in camp, right tackle Elgton Jenkins appears likely to start the season on the PUP list and no one knows when left tackle David Bakhtiari will return.”
Green Bay’s offense is obviously all about Aaron Rodgers. But if the offensive line can’t protect him, it doesn’t really matter if Rodgers is playing at an MVP level.
The good news for the Packers is that there are a couple of free agents they could sign to help their offensive line struggles.
Former Pro-Bowlers Eric Fisher and Jason Peters are both free agents looking for opportunities.
The 31-year-old Fisher could be a good long-term option for the Packers, while Peters, who is 40 years old, could be a good short-term solution.
Either of those players would provide instant offensive line security for the Packers, while also bringing a veteran presence to the locker room. It’s an easy answer for a big problem that could plague Green Bay all season long.
The last thing the Packers need is an aging Rodgers getting beat up this season. They have to protect him at all costs. That’s why this is an issue that Green Bay needs to address through free agency immediately.
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