Packers 2016 Recap: LS Brett Goode
- 16 games played
Expectations going into the season: Moderate
Expectations were: Met
Analysis: Goode enough?
Brett Goode tore an ACL late in the 2015 season, spent all offseason rehabbing, sat out training camp, and rejoined the Packers just prior to the start of the 2016 season.
Despite being only about nine months removed from major knee surgery, Goode didn’t miss a beat. He played in all 16 regular season games and all four playoff games. His postseason performance includes a key role in three clutch kicks from Mason Crosby in Dallas. Goode’s snaps were on point on all three, despite an attempt at icing by the Cowboys.
However, despite his quick return from injury and rock solid performance, the Packers have not been shy about providing Goode with some offseason competition. The Packers have signed long snapper Taybor Pepper, a first year player a decade younger than Goode - and half as expensive.
Though Goode could rightly be called a playoff hero, he’s going to have to earn his roster spot all over again.