There are superstar players throughout NFL history who eventually made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
They have stamped their dominance over the opposition and are worthy of having a bronze bust and a gold jacket.
However, there are other players who continue to deliver but don’t get much publicity.
These athletes would rather have their performance and statistics speak for themselves.
Football fans might be even shocked as to how great that player is once they get to review his career.
For ESPN’s Field Yates, one player fits that billing.
Rashan Gary. https://t.co/ZSy3tfq4zB
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 7, 2022
He mentioned Green Bay Packers linebacker Rashan Gary when NFL on ESPN asked, “Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?”
Yates does have a point because Gary doesn’t have Pro Bowl or All-Pro selections since he started his NFL career in 2019.
But since then, he has done nothing but deliver for the Packers with 59 solo tackles, 16.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles.
The former Michigan standout had a breakout 2021 season with 9.5 sacks and 47 total tackles.
Despite the lack of individual accolades, Gary is a vital cog in the Packers’ defense that ranked ninth in total yards allowed last season (328.2 per game).
A Solid Packers Defensive Unit
The Packers defense has a chance to prove that they are not second fiddle to their offense.
Aside from Gary, they also have De’Vondre Campbell, Preston Smith, and Quay Walker at linebacker.
Meanwhile, their secondary is also solid with Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes.
Dean Lowry also leads their push up front.
It is expected that the Packers offense might take a hit after losing wide receiver Davante Adams.
In that case, the defense needs to step up and play their part in the team’s success.