“It’s kind of like coming to the draft, like you don’t know how it’s going to play out,” Burnett said. “You’ve never been in this situation before, so I’m just excited. I’m just going to sit back. I don’t even know what to expect. I’m just going to take it a day at a time and just see how everything unfolds.
Burnett admitted that it would be difficult to leave Green Bay after spending so much time there, but he added that it’s good to be wanted.
“When you’ve been in a place for so long, you put your heart and soul into something going on (nine seasons), it’s going to be tough if it plays out another way,” Burnett said. “And then, at the same time, you’re excited because it’s exciting to know and a blessing to know that (there’s) other teams that are going to pursue you and other teams that might want you. That’s always a good thing, to be wanted in the NFL.”
According to Burnett, his focus is on simply finding a place where he feels wanted and knows the team is very interested in him.
“It’s just about being somewhere where you’re wanted, really,” Burnett explained. “And I feel like everything else will fall into place. If a team feels like I don’t fit their scheme, I’m pretty sure they probably won’t come after me. My main goal is just wanting to be somewhere where I know a team is very interested in me and I know a team is going to be just as happy with me as I am with them. For me, it’s just all about being wanted, so whoever wants me, I’ll be happy to be there.”
Burnett, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He’s played all eight seasons for the Packers and is now in line to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career.
In 2017, Burnett appeared in 12 games for the Packers and recorded 68 tackles, no interceptions, a forced fumble and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 47 safety out of 87 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.