Green Bay Packers: 3 Players Who Must Bounce-Back in 2020

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 01: Billy Turner #77 of the Green Bay Packers in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 01, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Billy Turner

As good as the left side of the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line is going to be, the right side made up of Rick Wagner, and Billy Turner comes with its question marks.

After a very good 2018 season in Denver where Turner would allow just three sacks, one quarterback hit, and 27 total pressures in 529 pass-blocking attempts, he signed a lucrative four year – $28 million to join Green Bay. Unfortunately, he was unable to sustain that level of play.

Last season, Turner gave up nine sacks, six quarterback hits, and 52 total pressures, however, he did also have more pass-blocking snaps with 764 attempts. But whether you’re looking at Pro Football Focus’ metrics or Andy Herman’s of Packer Report, Turner’s 2019 season was below average at best.

All signs point to the run game playing a larger role this season, and in order for this offense to be at their best, Green Bay needs to be able to run to the right side effectively, not just the left. And as of now, that is a bit of a concern.

On top of that, Aaron Rodgers is still the quarterback of this team, and although the run game may be featured much more than what it has been in Green Bay over the last decade, don’t expect the Packers to become the Tennessee Titans all of a sudden. Rodgers is still going to have plenty of attempts, and that means keeping the pocket clean for him.

Behind Tuner on the depth chart is Lane Taylor, who will be pushing for playing time, but the hope is that Turner can regain some of his 2018 form, which would provide the right side of the offensive line a major boost.