The Green Bay Packers have been banged-up at the wide receiver all season long. And now, one of their backup cornerbacks is keen on the opportunity to join the offensive unit.
Per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur stated that cornerback Keisean Nixon has inquired about the idea of moving to slot receiver in the Aaron Rodgers-led offense.
Nixon spent his first three seasons with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders, having joined them as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina. He joined the Packers in 2022 free agency and has been used primarily as a special teams returner.
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On defense, Nixon has one interception, two pass defenses and one forced fumble. He has 92 punt return yards and 712 kick return yards for the Packers this season. Having averaged a respectable 25.4 yards per kick return, Nixon has shown his ability to make plays with the ball in his hands.
But will LaFleur actually give Nixon the chance to shine in the passing game? Only time will tell, but if you’re Nixon, it doesn’t hurt to at least ask.
The Davante Adams trade has left a giant void at the wide receiver position in Green Bay, and the Packers haven’t been able to replace his talents. They signed veteran Sammy Watkins in free agency, but he was waived (and claimed by the Baltimore Ravens) this week.
Rookie Christian Watson, the team’s second-round pick out of North Dakota State, missed time early in the season but has showed promise with seven receiving touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in 11 games.
The struggles on offense have kept Green Bay out of the playoff race for most of the season, but Monday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams kept their slim postseason hopes alive. Green Bay (6-8) will need to win out and get some help if they’re to make the playoff for the fourth consecutive year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.