While preseason games shouldn’t be the sole basis for evaluating a player’s performance, they do provide a valuable yardstick to measure against other teams. This is especially relevant for certain players on the Green Bay Packers’ roster, whose stock is on the decline following their preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The silver lining is that these players still have a two-week window of training camp, along with two joint practices with the New England Patriots and two more preseason games, before the Packers finalize their 53-man roster.
However, it’s unlikely that Green Bay will wait until the last moment to make critical decisions. The team is already assessing options due to injuries and underwhelming showings. Here are three Packers whose jobs could be in danger already.
These three players on the Green Bay Packers should be worried about their roles on the team following the 2023 preseason opener.
Anders Carlson got off to a strong start during Friday night’s game, confidently knocking down the first field goal and converting his initial three extra-point attempts. However, the situation took a turn for the worse afterward, as he missed the mark on his final two extra-point tries.
He only made five of his seven attempts (71.4 percent) on Monday, showcasing a consistent inconsistency that has been a hallmark of his performance throughout the entire training camp. Sports Illustrated’s Bill Huber tracked Carlson’s progress at 71.2 percent during training camp, a figure notably lower than the league average of 85 percent observed in the 2022 season.