3 Most Overrated Packers From the 2023-24 NFL Season

Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage (26) turns and runs upfield after catching a pass during

 

The Green Bay Packers were one of the teams that flew under the radar this past season. The expectations were the Packers would be in a rebuilding year due to the turnover at the quarterback position and the abundance of young talent all across the roster.

 

Instead, Green Bay was one of the most exciting teams in the league. They went 9-8 and secured the No. 7 seed in the NFC before getting eliminated by the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.

 

 

Despite all the success Green Bay felt, a few players didn’t have the impact they thought they would have. Here are three Packers that had frustrating seasons this past year.

 

1. Christian Watson

The Packers had big plans for Christian Watson rolling into 2023. The 2022 first-round flashed a lot in his rookie season, showcasing his superb deep speed and big play ability. Many fans thought Watson was ready to take on the No. 1 WR role but things didn’t happen that way.

 

The 24-year-old was smashed with the injury bug that forced him to miss eight games. Watson suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain at the end of training camp that forced him to miss the first three games of the year.

 

The North Dakota State product rehabbed his way back only to reaggravate the injury in the Dec. 3 battle against the Kansas City Chiefs. Watson was out for the final five games of the season.

 

Even when Watson was on the field in 2023, he didn’t look the same. He finished the year fourth on the team in receiving yards (422) with 28 receptions and five touchdowns.

2. De’Vondre Campbell

De’Vondre Campbell has been in Green Bay for the past three seasons. He was one of the top defenders in the league in 2021, where he had an All-Pro season, logging 146 total tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions. That helped him ink a five-year, $50 million deal with $15 million guaranteed in the spring of 2022 with the Packers.

 

Since the massive payday, Campbell’s play has taken a dip. In 2023, injuries to Campbell’s ankle and neck forced him to miss six games. The Minnesota product seemed to be frustrated with the coaching staff and took a shot at them on X in early December.

 

“Not going out of my way anymore and I’m not playing through injuries anymore cause when (expletive) goes wrong they always use it against you,” he said on social media.

 

 

Despite Campbell venting on X, his play took a dip this past season. He recorded 75 total tackles, zero sacks, zero forced fumbles, and zero interceptions. These were his lowest total tackles since his rookie year.

 

The 30-year-old also struggled massively in pass coverage, often looking lost and unaware. Quarterbacks constantly picked on him when he defended either running backs or tight ends. In 2023, he allowed 13-of-18 attempts for 202 yards and two scores. He also gave up a QB rating of 146.5.

 

Campbell has been a good player in this league but age and injuries have slowed him down. At times, he looked a step too slow and it caught up to the Packers.

3 Most Overrated Packers From the 2023-24 NFL Season

The Green Bay Packers had a surprising campaign but there were a few overrated players for the Cheeseheads.

 

 

Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage (26) turns and runs upfield after catching a pass during

 

The Green Bay Packers were one of the teams that flew under the radar this past season. The expectations were the Packers would be in a rebuilding year due to the turnover at the quarterback position and the abundance of young talent all across the roster.

 

Instead, Green Bay was one of the most exciting teams in the league. They went 9-8 and secured the No. 7 seed in the NFC before getting eliminated by the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.

 

 

Despite all the success Green Bay felt, a few players didn’t have the impact they thought they would have. Here are three Packers that had frustrating seasons this past year.

 

1. Christian Watson

The Packers had big plans for Christian Watson rolling into 2023. The 2022 first-round flashed a lot in his rookie season, showcasing his superb deep speed and big play ability. Many fans thought Watson was ready to take on the No. 1 WR role but things didn’t happen that way.

The 24-year-old was smashed with the injury bug that forced him to miss eight games. Watson suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain at the end of training camp that forced him to miss the first three games of the year.

The North Dakota State product rehabbed his way back only to reaggravate the injury in the Dec. 3 battle against the Kansas City Chiefs. Watson was out for the final five games of the season.

Even when Watson was on the field in 2023, he didn’t look the same. He finished the year fourth on the team in receiving yards (422) with 28 receptions and five touchdowns.

 

 

 

 

 

Gideon Canice

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