Each and every offseason brings new competition within each franchise as athletes are fighting for their lives to make one of the 32 teams that make up the NFL. The Packers are no different. Most of the time the competitions that garner the most attention are quarterback battles or position players fighting for the starting job on their team.
Last year for the Packers, however, the most heated competition wasn’t nearly as high profile. The Packers had brought in some additional legs to the roster during training camp with Giorgio Tavecchio joining Mason Crosby in what turned out to be the most prolific position battle of the year for Green Bay. Crosby ended up proving to be the superior talent and the better leg and then turned in one of his best seasons as a pro, and as they say, the rest is history.
Tim Masthay has been a solid member of the Packers special teams over the last several years, having consistent percentages in the 30’s and 40’s of punts landing inside the opponent’s 20 yard line.
So, although the Packers are constantly trying to get better across the board, they won’t be looking to add much in the way of kicking or punting this offseason. Besides, if everything goes their way, Masthay won’t come off the bench at all this season, and Crosby will be adding just one point each possession.