Plenty of questions have surrounded the Green Bay Packers quarterback position this offseason and heading into training camp and preseason. Green Bay has a long way to go to answer them, but Sean Clifford is building confidence as the team’s backup following a few solid preseason performances.
Clifford’s selection in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft came as a curveball, diverging from many analysts’ expectations who projected him as a priority undrafted free agent. However, he’s quickly proving his skeptics wrong and validating Green Bay’s decision.
While not flawless – veering off-script has led to occasional missteps – Clifford’s exhibition in the NFL is a testament to his capability, hinting at the possibility of becoming a promising backup. A natural playmaker, he’s evoking memories of an old gunslinger who used to roam these parts. Through two games, he’s 33-for-45 (73.3 percent) for 345 yards, one touchdown, and a pair of interceptions, culminating in an 84.0 passer rating.
These five players on the Green Bay Packers have had exceeded expectations through strong games as breakout preseason performers.
Now, let’s delve into four additional breakout preseason performers for the Packers.