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Quandre Diggs to the Packers makes sense

The Green Bay Packers will be looking to address the safety position in either free agency or the draft. Veterans Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, and Jonathan Owens will all officially become free agents next week. So, the Packers will need to bounce quickly if they want to address the backend of the defense by signing a veteran.

Quandre Diggs is certainly a candidate that could help the Packers get back to playing elite defense on the backend. After being surprisingly cut by the Seahawks on Monday, Diggs will now have his fair share of potential suitors. The Packers could be a fantastic fit. Here is why:


A True Playmaker

In his ninth career season last year, Diggs set a career-high in tackles with 95. At 31 years of age, he is still a big-time player. In his career, he has had six seasons with at least 45 solo tackles and five pass deflections. He also has 24 career interceptions. His ability to either come down and lower the boom or step back into coverage is the difference between any defense being great or not.

The former Texas Longhorn has proven that he can be a steady piece on the backend of any defense throughout his career. The three-time Pro-Bowler might be on the backend of his prime, but he is still a massive difference-maker.


The Packers Have Done This Before

Green Bay has a history of acquiring quality DBs during the offseason. More recently, the team brought in Adrian Amos at safety back in 2019. He turned in some quality years for Green Bay for sure. But most notably, Green Bay added Charles Woodson back in 2006. He would go onto have a Hall of Fame career. Again, Green Bay has done this before.

Quandre Diggs has experience playing in the NFC North for the Lions from 2015 to 2019. People might forget about that. The Packers are already in win-now mode one year after losing Aaron Rodgers and making Jordan Love the starter. Diggs might not have five great years left. But, he certainly could be a quality starter for another two or three seasons. Signing him to a two-year deal makes a ton of sense for Green Bay.


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