David Bakhtiari Might Be Ready For Week 1 of the Season
David Bakhtiari joined the Green Bay Packers for OTAs this week. Bakhtiari was working out on the side while the rest of the team got their reps in. From all accounts, things looked for the Packers’ left tackle. He seemed to be moving well and getting himself ready for the upcoming season. When Bakhtiari went down and people projecting the season, the thought was that Bakhtiari could be ready by the second month of the year, but now, it seems like Bakhtiari might be ready to go Week 1 or 2 with the way he’s been progressing. This is obviously a massive lift to the Green Bay Packers.
Matt LaFleur says David Bakhtiari is "a little bit ahead of schedule" but adds the season is a long way away
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) June 2, 2021
First-team All-Pro LT David Bakhtiari tore his ACL on Dec. 31. Here he is today. pic.twitter.com/mXzEvYPTuL
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) June 2, 2021
First of all, this is an indication of where we are with ACL injuries. They’ve developed into more like six to nine month injuries versus the 9 to 12 that most players dealt with years ago. If Bakhtiari is able to go right off the back, that means Green Bay will not have to rearrange their offensive line. They will roll with Bakhtiari at left tackle, Elgton Jenkins at left guard, Billy Turner at right tackle. The questions will still remain at center and right guard on who fills the role. Center seems like Lucas Patrick. Right guard is still up in the air.
It’s good to have Bak back in the building.