The Green Bay Packers are a very young team with a great deal of unproven talent at a variety of positions. This is especially true on the offensive side of the ball. While Jordan Love has a great deal of excitement surrounding him, he has yet to prove himself on the field. Similarly, the Packers’ wide receiver room is made up of first and second year players with a lot of room to grow. In addition, Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft, the two tight ends Green Bay drafted, are expected to get the majority of the snaps at that position.
Green Bay is also relatively young on defense, but has more established veterans at more positions. That being said, there is one position that is still a glaring weakness for an otherwise talented defense: safety. For this reason, David Kenyon of Bleacher Report named re-signing Adrian Amos as the one move the Packers should still make this offseason.
Should the Green Bay Packers Bring Back Adrian Amos?
In his article, Kenyon listed one move that each NFL team should still make this offseason. For the Packers, he believes that bringing back Amos is the most important move they could still make:
“It would be surprising if the Packers aren’t also eyeing a veteran receiver, but safety is a more pressing spot. Darnell Savage and Rudy Ford are Green Bay’s projected starters, along with Tarvarius Moore as a top backup. While the Packers might be able to navigate 2023 with that trio, re-signing Adrian Amos for a fifth season would be sensible.”
It is interesting that Kenyon did not mention Jonathan Owens as a potential starter at safety in his article. Could he have missed the news that the Packers signed Owens, who started 17 games for the Houston Texans last season? Despite his article being published today, perhaps he wrote the Packers’ section prior to the signing and did not update it? Or maybe he just isn’t a fan of Owens.
In any case, Owens will certainly be in the mix as a starter at safety. That being said, his signing also did little to alleviate the concerns over the quality depth at the position. Currently, Green Bay has 10 safeties on their roster, but few, if any, of them instill any confidence outside of special teams, and that unfortunately includes Owens. While he did have 125 tackles last season with the Texans, his coverage numbers were worse than Amos’.
So far, Amos has not garnered much interest on the free agent market, at least none that is being reported. With OTA’s underway, it may not be long until he is swooped up off the market. It would not be the worst idea for the Packers to be the ones doing the swooping.
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