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Would Green Bay consider bringing back Micah Hyde?

The Green Bay Packers have a very pressing need at safety as free agency draws closer. They are set to be without Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, and possibly Jonathan Owens too. They will need to address the position as soon as possible. With that said, why not bring back back a former Packers safety?

That familiar face to many fans in Green Bay would be none other than Micah Hyde. Hyde, after seven seasons in Buffalo, is about to become a free agent next week. With Green Bay’s need at the position, why not bring back the former All-Pro? Here is why it makes sense:


Franchise Familiarity

Again, Micah Hyde is a former Packer. He was drafted back in 2013 in the fifth round of the draft, He would go on to play four years with the Packers missing just one game total. He recorded 227 total tackles, 24 pass deflections, 8 interceptions, and 3 punt return touchdowns. His versatility was a big part of his game. After the 2016 season, he left for Buffalo and became a two-time All-Pro.

With Hyde’s experience playing in Green Bay and his 11 NFL seasons overall, the Packers defense would greatly benefit. Adding another experienced player to a Green Bay defense that already houses the likes of Kenny Clark, Preston Smith, and De’Vondre Campbell would be a great get. Also, a defensive player with 32 total turnovers to his name would be worth having anywhere. Now in a win-now mode, the Packers would be wise to bring back the former Iowa Hawkeye.


Overall Production

Again, the above statistics show how productive a player Hyde was in Green Bay for being on his first contract. In Buffalo, his production continued. Aside from the 2022 season that only saw him play in two games because of a neck injury, he was a steady voice. He had four seasons with at least 70 tackles. Additionally, he either had multiple interceptions, multiple forced fumbles, or at least five pass deflections in every season in Buffalo besides 2022. That is crazy consistent.

Now, Hyde will be 34 at the end of next season. So, age is a real factor. But if a team like Green Bay were to sign him to a one-year deal, that would be fair. The Packers appear to be ready to win a Super Bowl now. This would be a move that supports that belief.


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