Packers 2016 Recap: FB Joe Kerridge

2016 Stats

  • 1 rush, 0 yards
  • Pro Football Focus: 76.2/100

Expectations going into the season were: Low
Expectations were: Met

Analysis: Kerridge was unspectacular, but he’ll be back

If fullbacks in general are dinosaurs in the 2017 NFL, what is a backup fullback?

Whatever they are, Joe Kerridge was that. He played 20 snaps over 8 games and carried the ball once for zero yards. He’s reportedly a solid blocker, but his sample size is miniscule.
Is he actually any good? He could be, I suppose, but it’s so hard to say.

What we can say, though, is that Kerridge will probably get another crack at the 53 man roster next season. He stuck around for half a season and change, and in a season where the Packers desperately needed help elsewhere on the roster, that’s not insignificant.

Kerridge probably won’t supplant Aaron Ripkowski as the lead fullback, but if he’s good enough to stick around as a backup fullback when the sky was falling over Lambeau, he’s probably going to get more opportunities to succeed.