Three Unsung Heroes for the Packers

It’s been a complete team effort for the Green Bay Packers to reach 8-2. The offense is benefiting from two great campaigns by Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones. Meanwhile, the Smiths, Zadarius and Preston, have wreaked havoc on defense.  These players tend to get all the praise after the season but there some other guys who are putting together a nice year in 2019.

Adrian Amos

Amos wasn’t a flashy signing this offseason, however, he’s been solid as a rock in the Packers’ secondary. He got off on the right foot in week one making the game-sealing interception off Chicago Bears’ quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the back of the end zone. Amos has yet to record his second pick of the year, but his impact has been felt in other ways. Whether it be playing in the box or deep in coverage, the fifth-year veteran tends to be in the right spot to make a play. On the season, Amos is second on the team in tackles and third in pass deflections (5). So far, he has been well worth four-year, $37 million contract he signed in March.

Bryan Bulaga

There’s an argument to be made that Bulaga has been Green Bay’s top offensive lineman in 2019. Whenever Rodgers has needed protection against a premier pass-rusher, Bulaga has been a bookend at the right tackle spot. A lot of naysayers were ready to move on from Bulaga after last season, citing health issues as the main reason. Well, the 30-year-old tackle has yet to miss a game this season, and might be playing his way into a third contract if he continues this pace. Bulaga has allowed only three sacks in 580 snaps on offense.

Jamaal Williams

Jones may be tied for league-lead in rushing touchdowns, but his partner in crime is contributing as well. Williams’ rushing style is that of a banger, and it’s a good change of tempo compared to Jones’ swiftness. Through two games, the duo has combined for 1,400 yards and 20 total touchdowns. Williams is leading the Packers with five receiving touchdowns. That just goes to show whatever this team needs him to do, Williams does it. He probably isn’t going to make the Pro-Bowl after the season, but Williams’ play is not going unnoticed.

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Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. Brandon graduated from Longwood University in 2016 with a degree in mass media. He has covered the Packers for over two years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.

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