5 big questions Green Bay Packers face entering week two
4. Who will Green Bay Packers start at right tackle?
This is a less mysterious question, as Eltgton Jenkins is on a more normal recovery window from his injury. Jenkins is a bit under 10 months removed from an ACL injury. That means that he is right about on time, if not a few weeks early for his recovery.
While that is great for the long term, and he will surely be back in a couple of weeks, while Bakhtiari may not play for a long time, he still could easily miss this week. Jenkins was limited this week as he tries to return.
The team was optimistic last week as well, and we saw how that went. For Jenkins, it almost makes sense to give him two more weeks considering his timetable.
If that is the case, then Royce Newman will probably be playing right tackle. Newman was expected to be the teams starting right guard but in the emergency situation, they are pushing him to the tackle spot. Still, this arguably has them worse at both tackle and right guard now. Newman did not look great in the debut and was supposed to be the weakness of the healthy line. Now, he is being relied on as the versatile piece who can keep the line together. This is why the injury statuses of these two tackles is game-changing.