Starting center Jeff Saturday is one of the oldest players in the NFL
There’s a reason former Packer and current Ram Scott Wells will be paid nearly twice as much as Jeff Saturday this season – he’s a better player. But after carefully watching all of Saturday’s snaps from last Thursday’s game against the Chargers, I came away feeling pretty good about Green Bay’s new old center.
In 15 snaps, Saturday held his own against some quality defensive linemen. And truth be told, that’s really all the Packers are expecting. The player who was named a second-team All-Pro in ’09 is but a memory.
That Saturday still had the athleticism and strength to physically get the better of his opponents. This Saturday relies on 14 years worth of experience to get the job done. And for one quarter of one game, he did just that.
Can Saturday continue to get the job done for the next six months? That’s the question. Few centers have ever started in the NFL at age 37. Plus, Green Bay runs more plays on off...