Quiten Rollins has been disappointing the past two seasons. His 2017 year ended when he tore an Achilles tendon in October.
It has been suggested that the injury saps some of a player’s speed permanently. With the Packers’ new-found cornerback depth, it would seem Rollins would just be lucky to make the roster.
If he’s lost speed — and he wasn’t a burner to begin with — he would be better off in a centerfield role where he can just make plays on the ball. Of course, the Packers have depth at the safety position as well. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is joined by Josh Jones, Kentrell Brice and Marwin Evans. Rookie Oren Burks may also play a hybrid role.
Rollins seems adamant that he wants to stay at cornerback. However, there are reportedly some in the organization who think he’s a better fit at safety.
Regardless of position, Rollins will have to stay healthy and play well to earn a roster spot, which is no longer a given. He’s likely competing with Lenzy Pipkins, Josh Hawkins, Demetri Goodson, Donatello Brown and Herb Waters for a spot at the bottom of the depth chart.
We like what we’ve seen from the former undrafted free agent Pipkins. Hawkins has also shown some flashes. This could likely be Rollins’ final shot with the Packers.