Packers fans are all too familiar with the team’s struggles on special teams in recent years. Last year, it was a big reason the team lost their playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers and missed a chance to at least host the NFC Championship Game.
The return game has been part of the problem. Last year, the Packers started the season with rookie, seventh-round draft pick Kylin Hill as their primary kick returner while third-round pick Amari Rodgers returned punts. Neither player was outstanding in their respective roles. In eight games, Hill averaged a very mediocre 19.