The Packers have revealed who they will be playing will be playing Week 1 for the pre-season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs. Some starters have alluded to playing, but many fringe starters are battling for spots. This matchup promises to be the closest thing the fans and players will get to real football before the regular season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Packers Pre-Season Highlighted by Fringe Starters
Matt LaFleur did state who will start and who won’t for the Chiefs game. He said even though the veterans are excited, most of them will barely play, if at all. The main starters will be the offensive line and possibly the rookies who are fighting for starting jobs.
Among these players is Romeo Doubs, who has impressed throughout camp and the pre-season games. He has been highly effective and the connection between him and Jordan Love is clearly starting to build. Two touchdowns in two games together on beautiful routes. Doubs could be a candidate to start this year and another solid performance against the Chiefs could put him ahead of veterans like Randall Cobb or Amari Rodgers.
Another player fighting for a starting position is Quay Walker. He hasn’t had the chance to play much this pre-season but he has the green light to play this week. Hopefully Walker has a chance to prove himself tonight. With the new direction the NFL is heading, Walker is going to be eased into the NFL. If he is given the chance to start alongside De’Vondre Campbell, they can be a versatile, unstoppable duo.
Two Rookies Clinch Starting Spots?
For many teams and fans it may not feel like a good idea to have two rookies take on starting roles. Especially for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. However, these are no ordinary rookies and they have proven what they can do on the gridiron.
.@Packers fans, on a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for @RomeoDoubs? 😤 pic.twitter.com/aipKL7q5Me
— NFL (@NFL) August 23, 2022
Quay Walker could be a serious boost to the defense as well. Once Darnell Savage is back from his injury and playing over top, the defense will be in the conversation for best defense in the league. Walker is a freak athlete capable of doing things other football players can’t.
Just got back to the room anddddd I guess we’re watching some UGA film!
Quay Walker 👀 pic.twitter.com/LSdiW9QsHC
— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) April 29, 2022
With him and Rashan Gary lined up together, it is going to be complicated for offensive coordinators to figure out how to get around them while still avoiding Kenny Clark, Adrian Amos, and Jaire Alexander just to name a few. Someone is going to have to test this Packers defense and the pre-season finale will give a closer look into how deep the team is as a whole.
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