The 2022 season has quickly spiraled out of control for the Green Bay Packers. They are on a five-game losing streak as they cannot figure out a way to stop the bleeding as their season looks to already be down the drain.
Currently 3-6, the Packers have dug themselves a very deep hole to climb out of. However, their path to turning things around got significantly tougher following their loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. Not only did they lose the game, but the Packers lose one of their best players to injury as well.
According to Ian Rapoport on Good Morning Football, Rashan Gary suffered a torn ACL. He will undergo an MRI to see if there is more damage done to his knee, but early indications are that Gary will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
This could be the final nail in the coffin for the Packers’ 2022 season. With the offense struggling in the fashion that it has, the defense was going to be relied upon heavily to help turn things around. That will be tough without Gary in the mix.
The first-round pick from the 2019 NFL Draft out of Michigan has made improvements in each of his seasons as a professional. He was on his way to increasing his sack total for a third consecutive year, as he already had racked up 6.0 in nine games.
The former Wolverine is a force to be reckoned with off the EDGE. As Rapoport shared, Gary may not be a household name, but he has developed into one of the best young pass rushers in the NFL.
In addition to the six sacks, Gary had 32 total tackles, seven of which were for a loss, to go along with 12 quarterback hits. He also had one pass defended and one forced fumble on the season.
Without him, the Packers’ pass rush will be hampered significantly. Preston Smith is their only other bonafide pass rusher with 3.5 on the season. Kenny Clark and Kingsley Enagbare are the only other players on the team thus far this season with multiple sacks.