Rashan Gary was a surprising first-round pick for the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 NFL Draft. Following the team’s moves to sign both Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith in free agency, drafting Gary to add a third pass rusher was a bit of a strange move. However, there is no denying the pure talent that he possesses.
This offseason, however, the Packers have had a much stranger time. Not only have they been quiet, they haven’t added much in the area of needs that many saw from them last season.
So far this offseason, the Packers have signed linebacker Christian Kirksey, wide receiver Devin Funchess, and offensive tackle Rick Wagner. Those additions come with the subtractions of linebacker Blake Martinez and offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers’ future replacement in Jordan Love and also brought in a running back in A.J. Dillon in the first two rounds. They didn’t take a single wide receiver to give Rodgers more help, which was a concern last season.
As far as Gary is concerned, this is an offseason that the Packers need to see improvement. He ended up playing in all 16 games in 2019, racking up 21 tackles, two sacks, and one fumble recovery. His numbers weren’t amazing, but they weren’t shabby either.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three early goals for Rashan Gary this coming season in his second year with the Packers.