Packers Off to Slow Starts to Training Camp: Josh Myers
The Packers entered the offseason with a clear intention of challenging Josh Myers as the starting center, and the early training camp narrative is shedding light on this decision. Myers has encountered challenges in effectively snapping the ball to his quarterbacks, resulting in multiple botched snaps during training camp sessions. While the exact source of the issue remains uncertain, Myers appears to be at the center of this problem.
Interestingly, the state of David Bakhtiari’s health could be inadvertently assisting Myers at this juncture (further details in the next section). Originally, Zach Tom was positioned as Myers’ primary contender for the center role. However, in instances where Bakhtiari is absent from practices, Tom is stationed at right tackle, while Yosh Nijman fills in on the left side. With Bakhtiari back in action, Green Bay gains the flexibility to either retain Tom at right tackle or allocate him reps at center.
For Myers to retain his hold on the starting position, he must elevate his performance across the board, including even the most fundamental task of consistently delivering the ball to the quarterback in a seamless manner.