One of the most popular players the Green Bay Packers have had in recent years has been fullback John Kuhn. He’s a fan favorite in Green Bay and he also happens to be productive when the team needs it most. All of that hasn’t helped contract talks progress between the two sides, which is leading many to believe that the Packers could let their fullback walk in free agency.
According to ESPN.com, the Packers haven’t yet talked about giving soon-to-be free agent John Kuhn and a decision on his future may be coming soon.
Kuhn also continued his role as one of the core players on special teams. He made $2.35 million (including a $1.8 million base salary) in 2013, and it’s unclear if the Packers want to make a similar investment in what is essentially a part-time position.
The Packers have not reached out to Kuhn about a contract extension yet, but there’s still plenty of time for that to happen given that free agency doesn’t open until March 11.
If Kuhn is let go, he’ll likely find work somewhere in the NFL very fast, as he was excellent in pass protection for the Packers in 2013 and is a name many teams around the league are familiar with.