This Could be Derek Sherrod’s Last Season with Packers

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Derek Sherrod

Derek Sherrod

Tackle Derek Sherrod is entering his fourth season in the NFL and he’s made about zero impact since the Green Bay Packers selected him in the first round in 2011.

Most of that can be attributed to injuries. He suffered a gruesome leg injury late in 2011, missed all of 2012 and part of 2013. So this might be Sherrod’s last go round with the Packers.

He has a fifth-year team option on his contract, but at $7.438 million the Packers won’t be picking that up. That means Sherrod will be a free agent after the 2014 season.

Since they’ve paid him a ton of money for doing nothing for three years, Sherrod should just re-sign with the Packers for like $1 or something so they can get some return on their investment. That probably won’t happen though.

It’s possible Sherrod never starts a game for the Packers. Not too many first-round picks can say they’ve never started a game for the team that drafted them, but Sherrod may become one of them.

He’s obviously no better than the No. 3 tackle on the depth chart at this point, which means he has no shot of getting on the field unless David Bakhtiari or Bryan Bulaga goes down.

Are we ever going to see this guy play for the Packers?

Well, does it even matter anymore?

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13 Comments on "This Could be Derek Sherrod’s Last Season with Packers"

  1. Vijay

    Special teams ace! It’s little mistakes like this that add up over time. I don’t think he was a bad selection considering need and where he was drafted though. No, Justin Harrell still biggest draft mistake of Ted’s tenure thus far.

  2. Tucson Packer

    Just a very disappointing situation overall, Im sure its not going down anything like Derek imagined it either.

  3. ferris

    He was the last pick of the first round #32, the Vikings took Ponder at #12 and the Bears took Gabe Carimi 2 pick earlier who I’m sure a lot of WI natives wanted the Pack to take if he was there. A lot of wasted picks for all teams that year. Kind of a suck draft overall if you Wiki it.

    • E. Wolf

      There is a lot of fanfare with that pick, because it is retained by the Super Bowl Champions. I wonder if Super Bowl Champions are dissuaded from trading down by the League. In hindsight, it would have been quite wise to trade down. ….

  4. GBslacker

    “He’s obviously no better than the No. 3 tackle on the depth chart at this point”

    Doesn’t he need to get past Barclay before he can be the No. 3 ?

    Do you pay him $1.2 million to be a No. 4 ?
    or pay $1.2 million to get rid of him ??

  5. E. Wolf

    Well knick-knack, paddy-whack give a dog a bone.
    The guy is a bust, but Teddy redeemed himself and then some with Bakhtiari.

  6. TyKo Steamboat

    Confession: Jamaal Reynolds, Ahmad Carrol, Tony Mandrich & Justin Harrel all have me 1st round paranoid…

  7. the real russ letlow

    I guess Sherrod is in “one year prove it” mode as well. We’ve got a lot of guys in that boat. Lets see what happens. If its me I’m playing this guy a ton in preseason. I want to see what he has. Nothing to lose at this point, and if he can be a serviceable back up, so be it.

  8. Shawn Iltarion

    “He’s obviously no better than the No. 3 tackle on the depth chart at this point, which means he has no shot of getting on the field unless David Bakhtiari or Bryan Bulaga goes down.”

    That is an unintended hilarious statement.

    Basically what you are saying is that his chances of getting on the field are pretty damn good.

    The only reason to pick up the option is to keep the guy from free agency if there is going to be a market for him. Since there is not going to be a market for Sherrod or Ponder, it is obvious that you would decline the option.

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