Green Bay Packers rookie LB Quay Walker had an interesting rookie season in the NFL, to say the least. His play on the field was incredible at times, however, his mental mistakes seemed to make the headlines more than anything else. Even still, Walker finished the 2022 season leading the Packers with 119 tackles. He had an excellent all-around season, also finishing first with three forced fumbles, third with seven passes defended, and fifth with five tackles for losses. Not too shabby for a rookie in the league. His play earned him some pretty high recognition by the NFL.
Quay Walker Receives All-Rookie Honors
Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker, one of the team’s first-round picks, was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team on 24 January 2023. Regardless of experience, 42 linebackers had at least 100 tackles in 2022. According to Sports Info Solutions and its judgment of coverage responsibilities, Walker’s 50.0 percent catch rate allowed was the second-best behind only perennial 49ers Pro Bowler Fred Warner. He was fifth in that group with six passes defensed and 10th in missed-tackle percentage (14 misses; 10.4 percent).