Yesterday, we asked you which Green Bay Packers player will lead the team in receiving. Today, we’e looking at the other side of the football to the defense in an attempt to break down the secondary.
In 2016, the Green Bay Packers intercepted a total of 17 passes, a number which was good for a tie for fourth place in the NFL. Pick numbers have dropped as rules changes have favored the offense in the passing game, but the Packers remain among the better teams in that area. In fact, the three teams who tied for the league lead last season had just 18 interceptions apiece.
Contrast that with the 2011 season, just five years earlier. That year, nine teams had 20 picks or more, and the Packers led the league with a whopping 31 - which was eight more than any other franchise that season. That was the third straight year that Green Bay picked off 24 or more passes, as they had that number in 2010 and 30 in 2009.
Having no teams with 20 picks or more is an aberration, but it remains something worth monitoring, as only one other team has exceeded 25 interceptions since that 2011 Packers squad - the 2013 Seahawks.
Today we ask you the following: which player will lead the Green Bay Packers in interceptions in 2017?
The following is the complete list of players who picked off passes for the Packers last season:
Ha Ha Clinton Dix (5); Micah Hyde & Damarious Randall (3 each); Morgan Burnett (2); Joe Thomas, Blake Martinez, Nick Perry, Quinten Rollins (1 each)
Add in players like LaDarius Gunter, who did not record a single interception, and Davon House (who had no picks in 2016 but had 4 in 2015 with the Jaguars) and you have a slew of options for your vote.
Who will APC’s choice be? Vote and find out!