The quarterbacks and several key pieces are the same, but both rosters saw plenty of offseason turnover in the year since the Packers and Bears met in Week 1 of the 2018 season. Here's a position-by-position breakdown of all the changes year over year.
Maggie Loney of Cheesehead TV took a look at the rosters from last year's opener and this year's and noted the differences. Here are a couple of the positions:
- Safety: Most noticeably, the Packers and Bears have swapped starting safeties, with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix joining Eddie Jackson in Chicago’s secondary and Adrian Amos starting opposite rookie first-round draft pick Darnell Savage in Green Bay.
- Quarterback: This is one of the few positions that won’t look any different in 2019. The only difference here is that Aaron Rodgers is now backed up by Tim Boyle. The Bears still have starter Mitchell Trubisky and Chase Daniel as the backup.
- Defensive Line: Akiem Hicks is the standout here on the Bears defensive line, but Eddie Goldman and Bilal Nichols are no slouches, either. That front three stays the same from 2018 to 2019. The Packers defensive line is the squad that will look different heading into Thursday night. In 2018, the line consisted of Mike Daniels, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Kenny Clark. In 2019, behind Clark and Dean Lowry, Green Bay has talented rotational players in Montravius Adams, Tyler Lancaster, Kingsley Keke, and Fadol Brown.
For a full rundown of all of the positions, you can click here to read the full article at Cheesehead TV.
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