Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Green Bay Packers in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 6
You could put the left tackle into any one of several categories -- bounce-back candidate, hot seat, etc. Whatever you call it, the Packers need Bakhtiari to return to his All-Pro form. But first, they just need him to return. Since he signed his four-year, $92 million contract extension on Nov. 14, 2020, he has played a grand total of only 474 snaps. That includes the 27 snaps he played all of last season. He's due a $9.5 million bonus if he is on the roster next March as part of a $17.5 million payout in salary and bonuses for 2023. If Bakhtiari can't come back and perform at a high level, the days of him being their franchise left tackle could be numbered.
NFL.com -- Rank: 6
CBS Sports -- Rank: 2
The Athletic -- Rank: 8
The bad news: A lot rides on the health of David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, who are both set to return from knee injuries of varying severity. And even though there are stars on defense such as Jaire Alexander and Rashan Gary, the Packers have been below league average on that side of the ball each of the past two seasons.
Nugget to remember: In Rodgers' 12 healthy seasons as a starter, the Packers have only finished outside the top quarter of the league in offensive DVOA twice, which were both 11th-place finishes. Even with no Adams, a healthy Rodgers should still guarantee offensive success.
The Ringer -- Rank: 4
Yahoo! -- Rank: 5
PFT -- Rank: 5
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