5 big questions Green Bay Packers face entering week two
The Green Bay Packers have started 0-1 before, and it is why not many fans of the team, or across the NFL are making a big deal about the two-time MVP being down this early. However, unlike some years, this team has a lot of question marks right now. While the Chicago Bears will be looking to take on their rival, they will have to do some digging and look into who exactly they will be lining up against.
The team has questions at five major positions.
5. Who will the Chicago Bears face at left tackle?
Remember David Bakhtiari? He used to be considered one of the best left tackles in the NFL, but that seems like forever ago. Bakhtiari tore his ACL in the pandemic season. That was December of 2020. Since then, he has been active for one game.
The Packers have been very coy about his injury status. They preached last season that they did not want to bring him back too soon. He suited up for a meaningless Week 17 game, played 40% of the snaps, then once again was inactive for the playoffs.
So, the thought was that he would take the offseason and be fine. However, he missed week one. Most expected him to play throughout the week, so limited participation in practice is probably not that good of a sign for him.
If Bakhtiari is out, the team will roll out Yosh Nijman, who started eight games last season. Nijman has done just fine, but the upgrade to Bakhtiari would be notable. Beyond that, when Nijman sees someone like Robert Quinn it may be different. Quinn beat him for a sack last season. This will be a key to the game.