Packers Should Bring Back Bashaud Breeland
Green Bay Packers went on a free agency tear on Tuesday adding four new Packers players and drawing all types of positive reactions from the fan base. There were a variety of Packers from the 2018 team that became free agents when the NFL new year began at 3:00 pm yesterday. One of those guys was Bashaud Breeland. The cornerback who came to the team midway through the year to help Green Bay’s secondary. He did improved the Packers secondary and played a role in helping the young guys develop into better players. Breeland returning to the Packers would be a great move for both parties, yet it might not be an easy to get the one-year Packers player on board.
If Breeland returned to the Packers, he would not be a starter per say. Those roles belong to Kevin King and Jaire Alexander. Now, he would definitely be the third cornerback as the former Washington Redskins corner is better than Josh Jackson right now. If this means that Alexander moves to slot corner with Breeland on the outside, that’s what it will be for the Packers. He would have to accept the fact that he’s not going to be starter for this team. That’s a lot to handle honestly for the player.
The former Clemson standout has to swallow his pride in this scenario, and what’s to say a floundering team might approach him to say ‘We want you as a starter versus a rotational corner.’ Is he supposed to pass that up? I highly doubt that he would and I imagine this is part of the issue with him and the Packers right now. Additionally, Breeland knows if he slips a little bit that Jackson could rise above the depth chart. Green Bay invested a lot in the combination of King, Jackson and Alexander.
Should Breeland not return, Green Bay should look for a veteran cornerback on a cheap deal. It is important for the young guys to have a teacher in the secondary as well as an insurance policy if there are injuries since King seems to get one per year.