First we thought cornerback Quinten Rollins could be in danger of being cut. Then we thought he might be in store for a larger role than expected. Now, if you believe his position coach, Joe Whitt, he’s the best cornerback the Green Bay Packers have.
At least so far, this year.
“He’s pretty much outplayed everybody,” Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said.
“In the offseason, he outplayed everybody. Right now, he’s doing the same thing. So it’s been good.”
We’ll take that with a grain of salt. By now, it’s well documented how poorly Rollins, a 2015 second-round draft pick, played in 2016. We literally didn’t hear a word about the guy until this week.
During the offseason, the Packers were focused on talking up Damarious Randall, another cornerback who was terrible in 2016. Well, he haven’t heard a word about Randall since camp opened, even though he is supposedly the team’s No. 1 slot cornerback.
If we’re to believe the latest talk, it would seem there is a possibility that Rollins could replace Randall in that role. Because how don’t you play the cornerback who’s playing the best?
Or, there’s always the possibility that the coaching staff is just trying to rejuvenate Rollins’ confidence after a poor season by heaping praise on him. That seemed to be exactly what they were doing with Randall back in May and June.
Frankly, we don’t really care who’s on the field at cornerback. We hope everyone is at the top of their game. Then the Packers have a good problem.
As we saw last year, you can never have too much depth at the cornerback position.