There is a jogging joke every year that I decide on the Green Bay Packers to earn the Tremendous Bowl.
I will not be performing it this yr.
Certainly, the Packers are coming off a thirteen-three year that saw them a recreation away from the Tremendous Bowl, but they’ve accomplished very little this offseason to give me reason to think they can get the subsequent action.
As much as I think quarterback Aaron Rodgers can even now get them there, the Packers did small to help him out this offseason, particularly in the draft. Not only did Green Bay steer clear of supporting their star passer, but they also traded up in the first round to consider his replacement.
Which is madness, taking into consideration Rodgers can nonetheless engage in at a substantial amount and this team has expertise.
Drafting Utah State quarterback Jordan Adore in the initially round and functioning back again A.J. Dillon in the 2nd has some expressing it is just the Packers sending a information to Rodgers. Is this the information: We could possibly waste a handful of additional several years with your skills?
Environmentally friendly Bay typical manager Brian Gutekunst had an fantastic offseason last yr, but that hasn’t been the circumstance this time all around. There is no way to justify the Enjoy decide on in my head. None.
Rodgers can be tough — we know that — but this plan that second-year coach Matt LaFleur are not able to co-exist with him is absurd. The Packers essential to get him receiver assist or some enable to fix a operate protection that was awful previous season.
Not carrying out so is a negative transfer, and it’s why the Packers have dropped two places here in my write-up-draft Energy Rankings to the No. 7 spot. Whilst other teams had been receiving superior, the Packers did minor to aid in 2020.
The prime places continue being the same in these rankings from my post-free agency rankings. The Kansas Town Chiefs are continue to No. 1, followed by the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. They will head into the 2020 period as the league’s most effective in my books.
Environmentally friendly Bay? Rodgers still can make them a danger to earn it all. It is way too bad the Packers brass did not consider ample of that expertise to assist him do it.