Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers did a great job improving the roster through free agency and the draft. This team is now in position for a Super Bowl run.
Ted Thompson catches his share of criticism for his frugal tendencies with the Green Bay Packers. Thompson silenced any critics with his moves this off-season.
Jahri Evans won’t be T.J. Lang, but he’s about as good of a replacement as the Packers were going to get. Eddie Lacy won’t be missed for a second with Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones now in the backfield with Ty Montgomery.
Thompson also addressed the defensive backfield with some impact players. Kevin King will come in day one and compete for the number one corner position. Josh Jones won’t start, but he’ll see plenty of time at safety, corner and even linebacker. Even having Davon House back in Green Bay will help a ton.
The Packers are going to look much different come week one against Seattle. They are going to look much different, but much better.
With three capable running backs and an elite tight end, the offense should take another step forward.
With many new defensive weapons on the field, the defense should be much better than the 2016 disaster squad.
It’s going to be fun watching Vince Biegel, Nick Perry, and Clay Mathews cause havoc in other teams backfields.
With Aaron Rodgers at the helm, the Packers don’t need an elite defense. They need a defense that is average and doesn’t give up 35 or more points a game. Rodgers can win a shootout, but spotting the other team 40 points makes it hard for him.
Damarious Randall and Quentin Rollins will take another step forward this year. They took a huge step back last season but having Sam Shields go down, and being consistently banged up didn’t help them at all.
The last two seasons were both un-Packer like, and it sure feels like this year has the potential to be special.
Aaron Rodger’s window as a star is closing, and the Packers need to capitalize on that. Getting through the NFC won’t be easy. Atlanta and Dallas are going to be a thorn in the Packers side for years to come. Minnesota and Detroit also improved themselves this offseason and will challenge the Pack for first place.
However, there is a huge difference between those teams and the Green Bay Packers. None of them have a future Hall of Famer at quarterback. This team goes as far as Rodgers will take them, and he seems to be set up for a special season.
Only 122 days until Seattle comes to town.