The Green Bay Packers didn’t do much to dispel the notion on Sunday that they’re going to be a worse team this season without wide receiver Davante Adams.
Green Bay lost their season opener to the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 23-7.
There were plenty of reasons for the loss, but the most noticeable reason was the poor play of the Packers’ offensive line.
Green Bay was without left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Elgton Jenkins. That was a big reason why the offensive line struggled.
This certainly feels like something that could be an issue for much of the season — especially since the Packers don’t have quality offensive line depth.
That’s why I think Green Bay should immediately sign offensive tackle Eric Fisher, who is still a free agent.
Fisher, who is just 31 years old, is only two years removed from a Pro-Bowl appearance.
He struggled at times with the Colts last season while he was recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in the 2020 playoffs (while he was with the Kansas City Chiefs). But he played better near the end of the season.
I’m not suggesting that Fisher will erase all the Packers’ offensive line problems. But he’d provide some much-needed depth and experience.
Recovering from a torn Achilles can take a while. Some might even suggest it takes a full two years to truly recover.
Fisher is better than what he showed last year and he’s probably better than what the Packers put on the field on Sunday.
It seems like a no-brainer. Make the call, Packers.
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