I know it is a tough week for all of us Packers fans, but we must push forward to the offseason. Some of the earliest news from a Green Bay impending free agent was a midseason acquisition, CB Rasul Douglas. After plucking him off the Cardinals practice squad in October, he was nothing short of a star. He tallied 5 interceptions (2 TD’s), 13 passes defended, and a forced fumble.
On Monday, the 26-year-old Douglas expressed interest in returning to Green Bay. When asked what it will take for him to be back on the Packers next season he said, “I guess for them to tell me to come back.”
He was then asked if it will take a little more money than he made this season. Douglas replied, “Probably a little bit more. Nothing crazy.”
Interestingly, Rasul said he would be willing to play safety. Imagine his great instincts on the back end of the defense with Darnell Savage next to him, and then Eric Stokes and Jaire Alexander as the outside cornerbacks. That is certainly in the realm of possibility.
The Packers have a tricky cap situation to maneuver as they head into the offseason. It will be crucial to watch the decisions that are made about who stays and who goes.
Rasul Douglas was an unexpected surprise, and his time in 2021 will be remembered forever in Green Bay, no matter what his future holds. He helped fill the void of Jaire Alexander and solidify that secondary as one of the best in the NFL. Douglas also seemed like a great locker room guy and bought into the team culture that the Packers had established. I think I speak for most of Packer nation when I say I would love to have him back in 2022.