Let’s be honest. The Green Bay Packers always fudge their depth charts.
Guys who you never see on the field are often listed above guys you see on the field on a regular basis. The depth chart always favors veterans. So what does the first one of 2018 give us?
More of the same.
Also, it should be mentioned that who knows who the hell puts this thing together? Is it coach Mike McCarthy? Is it general manager Brian Gutekunst? Is it the braintrust as a whole? Is it the unpaid intern?
Personally, I can’t see Fat Mike going through this exercise. Nor can I see Gutes doing it. Maybe Big Ted? He’s got time on his hands and it is best to keep him occupied with simple tasks and away from sharp objects.
Here’s our rundown.
Maybe not to everyone, but McCarthy has seemingly been hyping Ty Montgomery all offseason. Yet, there’s Jamaal Williams as the No. 1 running back on the depth chart. Aaron Jones, who is probably better than both of them, is third. Of course, he’ll be suspended for the first two games.
And how about this? Just when we — and Aaron Rodgers and all the beat guys — were touting receiver Jake Kumerow, he’s third string on the depth chart. Trevor Davis, who has done nothing as a receiver in his pro career, is second team, along with Geronimo Allison. If this depth chart is to be believed, rookie draft pick J’Mon Moore is also still ahead of DeAngelo Yancey, but the other two rookie receivers won’t be making the team.
Just a side note on all of this receiver talk. When Rodgers was bitching about the sloppiness of the receivers on Tuesday, he also made it a point to single out a number of guys for their professionalism. That group: Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Allison, Kumerow and Yancey. None of the rookies and not Davis.
Brett Hundley is still your No. 2 quarterback as of this moment over DeShone Kizer. Kill me now.
Jason Spriggs is the backup at right tackle, even though he played left tackle in college and was a second-round draft pick. Kyle Murphy is the backup at left tackle, even though he played right tackle in college and was a seventh-round draft pick. That should tell you what the Packers think of Spriggs.
Defensively, it would appear Tramon Williams and Kevin King are the corners on the outside, which comes as no surprise to us. However, it’s worth mentioning because cornerback is a very competitive group. Rookie Jaire Alexander, it appears, will be the slot as of now. Veteran Davon House remains ahead of second-round pick Josh Jackson.
Who knows how much the Packers will deploy two inside linebackers. If and when they do, rookie Oren Burks is the second guy after the Jake Ryan injury.
Kentrell Brice is still getting the nod over Josh Jones at the second safety slot.