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A Jon Runyan Jr. Return to Green Bay Would be Best

Great offensive line play is a staple in Green Bay. Aside from the quarterback position, the offensive line is perhaps the most important position on Lombardi Avenue. One of the very steady players over the last few seasons in Green Bay has been one Jon Runyan Jr. The four-year guard out of Michigan has been a very good player for Matt LaFleur’s offense over his time there.

There is reported mutual interest in a return to Lambeau Field for the free agent offensive lineman. That is great news for Packers fans. Runyan does a lot of things very well, and his familiarity with the offense makes a return feel even more right.


Why A Return Makes Sense

Runyan has been very consistent as a young player. The 26-year-old has been on the field for over 1,000 snaps twice in four years and has started in 50 games. That’s not too shabby for a former sixth-round draft pick. He brings great size for a guard too (6-4, 307 lbs). His versatility means a lot to Green Bay because they like offensive linemen that can play multiple positions. The former All-Big Ten selection can play on both sides of the line and execute double-teams.

For this reunion to make sense, the money has to be right. Runyan isn’t necessarily on his way to Canton, but he is a quality starter. With former top-100 draft pick and young guard Sean Rhyan possibly waiting in the wings, the Packers definitely have options. But, it is very hard to turn down four years of playing experience (67 career games played by Runyan).

Runyan has played with both Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love now. He has been a part of multiple division championship teams and three separate playoff runs. His familiarity with offensive line teammates like Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers, and Zach Tom, has spanned multiple seasons. It couldn’t hurt to bring back the steady presence in Runyan on a two-year deal if the money is right.


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