Rashan Gary, a former Michigan football standout, was rewarded for being one of the best pass rushers in the league by the Packers on Monday.
It’s been fun to watch what Rashan Gary has developed into after being drafted from Michigan fooball by the Green Bay Packers.
Some questioned the pick at the time. But they aren’t anymore. The Packers saw that Gary could become one of the best pass rushers in the league and now, Gary is one of the best examples of why Michigan football is known as EDGE U.
Last season, Gary suffered an ACL injury that required offseason surgery. It’s always hard to know how someone will respond to that, but it hasn’t taken Gary long at all to find his form.
Gary has 4.5 sacks this season and has a bunch of pressures too. He actually had three sacks in the Packers’ win over the Saints in addition to 15 tackles this season.
Of course, as many Michigan football fans will know, because they also follow the Lions, the Packers have taken a step back in the first season without Aaron Rodgers, starting 2-5 following the loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
But one issue the Packers don’t have is Rashan Gary. He seems to be getting better with each week that he gets healthier and he’ll be in Green Bay for at least the next four years after inking a four-year, $107 million extension.
The former Michigan football star was drafted 12th overall in 2019 by the Packers. He’s got 27.5 career sacks. He had 9.5 in 2021, as well as six in nine games last season before suffering a season-ending injury.