The Chicago Bears might regret letting this Packers safety go
Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos was taken in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft–by the Chicago Bears. The Penn State product has been successful in the NFL. In his first four seasons in the league, Amos played 60 games for the Bears. He recorded three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and had 274 combined tackles for the Bears.
Amos asking price in 2019 was too much for the Bears’ front office as the team wanted to keep safety Eddie Jackson. That decision allowed the Packers to come and swoop away a divisional rivals starter. Amos has been a force on the Packers’ defense ever since.
Amos has been a leader on the Packers’ defense since leaving the Chicago Bears
The Packers found a massive asset in Amos since he left the Chicago Bears. And not just on the stat sheet. He has brought a veteran’s leadership to the Packers’ defense. Amos has said he’s not an in-your-face leader but leads by example and talks when he has to.
Amos was named a captain in 2021. The Packers nominated him a captain again in 2022. Amos said the honor meant a lot to him this season. His knowledge of the game has impressed Packers’ colleagues.
Amos is the leader of a talented secondary
The Green Bay Packers have talent in the secondary in 2022. The unit is considered one of the best in the NFL this season. With cornerback Jaire Alexander back and healthy for the Packers, passing offenses will have small windows to hit their targets this year.
This week, the matchup against the Minnesota Vikings will be an actual test for Amos and the Packers’ secondary. The Vikings have wide receiver stars Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. It’s good that the Packers will have Amos to guide the defense against them. Amos will be the glue that holds this unit together.