The Green Bay Packers could end up cutting these five players before the 2020 season.
It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Green Bay Packers — at least in terms of public and fan perception. Despite Aaron Rodgers still being on a long-term contract and playing at an above-average level, they used a first-round pick on quarterback Jordan Love while also failing to address wide receiver, the team’s biggest need, at all in the draft.
Despite that, the Packers still have high expectations entering the 2020 NFL season. They made it to the NFC Championship Game in the first season under head coach Matt LaFleur and, though some may say that they over-performed, Green Bay is still extremely talented on both sides of the ball. They can compete with the best in the conference once again.
Not every player that will be on the roster entering training camp, set to begin on July 28, will end up on the final roster, though. In fact, there are some familiar names that could end up getting cut as they come into the year squarely on the roster bubble.
Note: All salary cap figures are courtesy of Over the Cap.
5. Josh Jackson, DB
This one might seem obvious, at least to some degree. The future of defensive back Josh Jackson in Green Bay has been in question for some time. Despite being a second-round pick in the 2018 draft, Jackson has not been able to crack the secondary as a meaningful piece.
Having said that, Jackson remains on the roster despite heavy speculation leading into last year that he might be traded. That simple fact leads me to believe that there’s little chance the former Iowa Hawkeyes standout is actually going to be dealt. But in a crowded secondary group, that could lead to him being cut.
The Packers can save over $1 million and incur only roughly $650,000 in dead cap by cutting Jackson before the 2020 season kicks off. Considering that, at this point, he’s only taking up space in the team program, that $1 million in savings might be more valuable to the organization.