Packers to pick up 5th year option on Darnell Savage

Expect Rashan Gary to have his fifth year option picked up as well. 

Via Rob:

 

Savage has gone from four interceptions, 12 passes defensed and 75 tackles in 15 games in 2020 to two interceptions, nine passes defensed and 63 tackles in 17 games in 2021.

Here's hoping 2022 shows a swing back to his 2020 form. 

 

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splitpea1's picture

April 29, 2022 at 12:32 pm

So far I'd give him maybe a high "C" at best. It's more than just one game. He's dropped a few interception opportunities and misses more tackles than you'd like (actually twice as many as Amos last season). He's been very reliable as far as staying on the field goes, so that's definitely something that works in his favor.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm

I'm glad!

He will continue to improve and he is young. Equally important one less need to use a valuable draft pick to reload hoping we find a better Safety than Savage. Likely goodbye Amos, so another Safety needed!

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packerbackerjim's picture

April 29, 2022 at 02:06 pm

It appeared he had great difficulty tracking deep balls, prompting questions about his vision and/or depth perception. Whatever it is, Correcting it will go a long way to hopefully achieving a championship.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 29, 2022 at 04:46 pm

He's much better playing up or in the robber role than he is playing deep that's for sure. The problem is so is Amos. Finding a guy comfortable playing single high or split deep would definitely help the defense take yet another step. On top of Walker and Wyatt and hopefully an Edge tonight or early tomorrow and a top 5 defense would just be about in the bag.

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Lare's picture

April 29, 2022 at 03:11 pm

Not surprised, they don't have anyone to replace him.

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