John Kuhn is Back in the Fold
Well, you’ll be able to yell Kuuuuuuuuuuuuhn for another season in Green Bay. That’s because the Green Bay Packers have re-signed fullback John Kuhn for another year.
It’s a one-year deal according to Wes Hodkiewicz.
The #Packers have re-signed John Kuhn to a one-year deal
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) April 3, 2014
The deal is reportedly worth just over $1 million with bonuses. Kuhn is coming off a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
There was plenty of speculation the Packers were looking to pay him less than his previous deal this time around and that makes sense.
Fullbacks don’t have much value in today’s NFL. Most teams don’t even employ one. While Kuhn is very valuable when it comes to leadership and, you know, knowing what the hell he’s doing on the field, he’s also 31 and isn’t an integral part of the offense.
He had only 10 carries for 38 yards and caught 13 balls for 81 yards in 2013.
Where Kuhn brings value — other than leadership — is in the passing game. Specifically, blocking.
He’s the Packers’ best pass protector among running backs and we know we don’t have to remind you why this play happened.
While that was great, Kuhn will have to work on his Lambeau Leaps for this season.
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