Kyler Fackrell looking for rebound season with Giants

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Kyler Fackrell had 9.5 fewer sacks for the Green Bay Packers last season than he did for the team in 2018. Now with the New York Giants after signing a one-year deal with the team, Fackrell is hoping to show that last year was just an aberration.

I believe I am better than a one-sack guy and that’s what I am going to try and prove,” Fackrell said, via Tom Canavan of the Associated Press. “Again, let me say I got better this last year. I think I am a better player last year than I was the year before and I’ll be a better player this upcoming year.”

Fackrell had 10.5 sacks for the Packers in 2018 and just one last season. While the production certainly fell off in comparison to 2018, Fackrell’s chances to produce were also cut down following the free agent additions to Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith last offseason. Fackrell was on the field for just about 40 percent (415 snaps) of the team’s 1,040 defensive snaps last year. He had played on 623 out out of 1,064 snaps (58.6 percent) the previous year, according to Pro Football Reference.

Fackrell played in all 16 games for Green Bay last season with one sack and 23 tackles. He follows fellow former Packers linebacker Blake Martinez to New York.

“Obviously, I want the sacks, I want the pressures,” Fackrell said. “Ideally, those things would kind of go hand in hand. But again, I think there are a lot of things that I definitely want to improve on.”

6 responses to “Kyler Fackrell looking for rebound season with Giants

  1. I always liked this guy and I’m disappointed he didn’t work out. I don’t know the reason. I don’t think he ever received the amount of steady playing time that everybody requires. Giants fans; here’s another high-motor you’re going to love. Congratulations.

  2. Fackrell did well to get $3.5 million guaranteed ($4.5 total). He’ll be 29 during the season, and hasn’t made an impact outside of 2018….. last season he was invisible 40% of the time. Maybe his old position coach gets 2018 out of him …. good luck Kyler.

  3. Kyler is a good kid. However,… much of his 2018 QB sacks were in a clean up role.
    He’s got some twitch off the edge,… but he can’t get around a quality Left Tackle with any regularity. He’ll be a decent back up,… but I don’t see him holding down a starting edge pass rush job for the season. If he can,…. good for him.

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