Though the Green Bay Packers’ secondary struggled through most of the 2016 season, Micah Hyde became a bright spot down the stretch and during the playoffs. He appears ready to cash in on that success with a new team, as the versatile defensive back has begun “aggressively pursuing other options,” according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Hyde has played a number of roles for the Green Bay defense, though he spent most of last season lining up as a cornerback. He responded with one of his better seasons, recording 58 tackles, 11 pass breakups, three picks and a sack. Hyde’s interception in the season finale against the Detroit Lions allowed the Packers to secure the NFC North crown, and his pick two weeks later in the divisional round helped push the franchise to the NFC title game.
For his efforts, Hyde has cultivated a competitive free-agent market. Rapoport states that the defensive back has two offers from teams besides Green Bay and “looks like he’s out the door.” If so, the Packers need to either step up their offer or make plans to replace Hyde this offseason.
In four seasons, Hyde has amassed 227 tackles, 24 pass breakups, eight interceptions, four sacks and a forced fumble. He joined the Packers as a fifth-round pick in 2013.