One more defensive lapse in the playoffs, and Kevin King will be as good as gone
Kevin King remains one of the least popular player on the Packers defense. With the accession of other defensive backs such as Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes, King does not feel like he is for long with the Packers organization. While Green Bay did draft him in the second round out of Washington, that was five years ago and people can’t forget about the NFC Championship game…
With other holes to fill and a new draft class coming in, it would be shocking at this point to see King play another game in Packers uniform beyond this season. Of course, if he can totally redeem himself with an outstanding defensive play in a future Packers playoff game, that could change their minds. However, past results best predict future behavior, and we know what King does.
So how will the the Packers offset losing King in free agency? It’s quite simple really. They have hit on recent defensive draft picks in Alexander and Stokes. While that is not to say their good luck will continue, but it is fair to say general manager Brian Gutekunst and his scouting department have a keen eye for defensive back talent. Surely, the Packers can find another gem in the draft.
King may live up to the Washington hype in his second NFL stop, but his Green Bay run is over.