Top Ten Best Green Bay Packers Players Going Into the 2022 NFL SeasonThis season is critical for the Packers. They have at least the next two seasons to win another Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers. They have the talent, but can they pull it off? Here, we are looking at the top ten best Green Bay Packers players going into the 2022 NFL season.
I mean, who else could it possibly be? Rodgers has won back-to-back MVPs, and continues to show why he is the best quarterback in the NFL. It's highly unlikely that he wins a third straight MVP, but he still keeps this team in contention.
Recently, Jaire became the highest paid cornerback of all time, and he absolutely deserves it. He missed the majority of last season to injury, but his all-pro 2020 season is enough to show that he is absolutely lockdown. Playing alongside Eric Stokes and Rasul Douglas, this secondary will be stifling this season.
I really do wonder what Bakhtiari will play like Week 1 this year. He tore his ACL in December 2020, and the only game he played last season was against the Lions in Week 18. He looked good there, but it's fair to wonder if there will be rust at the beginning of this season for the five time all-pro. I have confidence that Bakhtiari will get back to form.
Clark has quietly been one of the best defensive tackles in the league. He made his second Pro Bowl last season, and it's easy to see why. Even with a lack of help on the defensive line, Clark consistently wrecks havoc. He's an excellent run defender, and can also rush the quarterback when needed. Now, Clark has rookie first rounder DeVonte Wyatt to help. This Packers defensive line might actually be great this season.
Campbell signed a small one-year deal with Green Bay in June 2021. In March 2022, he signed a 5 year, $50 million deal with them. His rise to become one of the best inside linebackers in the league has been meteoric. He was even a first team all-pro last season. Campbell has brought athleticism and stability to a position which has long been a problem in Green Bay. Now he gets to play alongside rookie first round pick Quay Walker, who is remarkably similar to Campbell. He has become a major leader in Joe Barry's defense.
I remember disliking the Gary pick back in 2019, but he has definitely proven a lot of people wrong, including myself. He has become one of the better edge rushers in the league, and he is still ascending. Perhaps he'll make his first Pro Bowl this season.
Jones didn't rush for 1,000 yards last season, but that can be attributed to working with A.J. Dillon in a committee approach in the backfield. Jones is fast and an elusive runner, and is a great receiver.
Like I've said before, Amos is one of the most underrated players in the league. For the last three seasons, he has brought consistency to the safety position.
After a lackluster 2020 season, Smith showed up to play in 2021. He had a resurgent season in the absence of Za'Darius Smith. His hard work led to a 4 year, $52 million contract extension. He and Rashan Gary make up a great pass rushing duo.
Dillon became a very valuable player for the team last season. When you need tough yards, Dillon is the guy. He was Green Bay's leading rusher, and even showed up as a receiver. He's been great so far.