Packers On The Bubble: Patrick Taylor
What the heck are the Packers going to do with their third running back spot?
Initially, it appeared to be a trio tussle among Patrick Taylor, Tyler Goodson, and Lew Nichols III. Then, the contenders shifted, with Taylor, Goodson, and Emanuel Wilson battling for the role. Yet, in the current landscape, it appears Taylor stands as the last man standing.
Taylor’s value lies in his capability as a solid pass-blocker—a trait the Packers prioritize for their third back. His trust on passing downs underscores this, even if his explosiveness doesn’t quite match that of Goodson and Wilson. Add in his special teams contributions and you begin to understand why he’s the favorite to land the third job.
However, the team’s strategic roster approach may be Taylor’s greatest adversary. Last year’s initial 53-man roster retained just two running backs, and history might well repeat itself. This impending decision not only underscores Taylor’s on-field performance but also the broader calculus in assembling a well-rounded squad.