While the Green Bay Packers are trying to develop several high-profile players on their roster, several guys are doing the gritty work and flying under the radar.
These unsung heroes are having solid starts to the season that aren’t fully recognized by the media or fans. It’s important to highlight their work, even in a roller coaster of a season, because successful teams do the little things right.
With five games under their belt and entering their bye week, let’s check out five Packers who aren’t getting full recognition for their contributions this season.
Here are five unsung heroes, players who aren’t getting full recognition for their play, for the Green Bay Packers heading into their Week 5 Bye.
Packers Unsung Heroes: Daniel Whelan
Daniel Whelan surprisingly beat out veteran Pat O’Donnell and earned a spot on the 53-man roster this season. He hasn’t been perfect–he had a low, line drive that was returned for a touchdown, and he needs some refinement in dropping punts inside the 20–but he’s been solid through the first five games.
His booming leg is evident, as he can flip the field in a hurry while also giving his coverage team a chance to get downfield. He’s also been good on holds, snagging several off-target snaps and getting them down in time. The Packers couldn’t have asked for a better start to his career.