June 14, 2024

Throughout last summer, there was thought that the Packers could give Tom some snaps at center to potentially push Josh Myers for the starting job.

However, outside of some reps here and there, he primarily lined up at right tackle, which is where he would spend the entire 2023 season.

By season’s end, Tom would face seven of the NFL’s top 10 edge rushers in total pressures and handled himself quite well, ranking 13th among all tackles in pass-blocking efficiency.

Tom showcased that he can be a very good right tackle, but the Packers believe he has the potential to be among the elite if he were to play center.

he Green Bay Packers have hit some home runs in the NFL draft, and now they’re getting a bargain thanks to Zach Tom and his rookie contract.

Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon combed through NFL rosters to pick the most underpaid on each team. For the Packers, Gagnon highlighted that Tom is one of the best bargains in the NFL among starting offensive linemen.

“Josh Myers and Rasheed Walker also offer Green Bay strong discounts along the offensive line, but the 25-year-old Tom was simply awesome during a breakout 2023 season,” Gagnon wrote. “His rookie contract pays just $1.04 million per year on average.

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