May 28, 2024

A worrying statistic involving Jaire Alexander, David Bakhtiari, and other players was disclosed by a Packers reporter; it will help to explain the team’s 3-6 record.

For Green Bay Packers supporters, the post-Aaron Rodgers period will always be difficult, but there was cause for optimism that a strong roster might lessen the impact and be sufficient to contend for an NFC Wild Card spot. Even with nine games remaining in the 2023–24 season, it is hard to see that bright future.

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Although there are a number of reasons why this transition year has been so difficult (with a 3-6 record), a Packers writer clearly identified the main issue.

“Starters Quay Walker, Darnell Savage Jr., Rudy Ford, De’Vondre Campbell, and Christian Watson have missed a combined 12 games due to injury, while the five Packers players to make a Pro Bowl— David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Aaron Jones, Kenny Clark, and Jaire Alexander— have missed a combined 17 full games due to injury,” Matt Schneidman of The Athletic wrote on X.

Absolutely brutal. Even while supporters are aware of the difficulties their team has faced this season, many of Green Bay’s key players’ real attendance rates are shocking. These men need to be doing well on the field in order to relieve quarterback Jordan Love of some of the strain.

This information by no means fully justifies his worrisome 58.7 completion % and dismal touchdown-interception ratio (14–10), but it does help to explain why this squad is struggling virtually every week. A strong squad can be destroyed by injuries; just take a look at what occurred to the Cincinnati Bengals in the beginning.

For a team as fragile as the Packers, who are adjusting to life without a Hall of Fame quarterback for the first time in more than 30 years, the impact is even more devastating. Hopefully, when the Los Angeles Chargers (4-5) visit town on Sunday afternoon, they will be closer to full strength.

 

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