Green Bay Packers: 5 reasons to be excited about 2018-19 season

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3. A Versatile Offense

For the first time in Rodgers career, this team will have major weapons at all three skill-position groups. Jermichael Finley, Ryan Grant and Greg Jennings were good. However, Jimmy Graham, Davante Adams and the running back committee can be great.

Graham and Adams are arguably the best touchdown scoring duo in the NFL. The difference between teams that win titles and win divisions are ones that score touchdowns rather than field goals in the red zone. Adams is confident in himself, as evidenced by calling his own number last season. He’s one of the best route runners in the NFL, which allows him the technical skill lacked by some of the more athletically gifted receivers.

Graham has been one of the top tight ends in the NFL since bursting onto the scene in 2011. Rodgers is arguably the most talented quarterback Graham has played with. If they are able to develop a better connection than Rodgers and Martellus Bennett last season, they could help each other reach career bests in more than one area.

The running back position has been a great weakness throughout Rodgers tenure. Except for Eddie Lacy‘s first two seasons, one of which Rodgers played only part of the season, it has been a lack of consistent production. Due to injuries and poor performance in 2016, the team ended up with converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery as the starter. They’ve since added two more talented players in Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Although no clear back may separate themselves this season, that three-headed monster will be deadly. An offense that can run and pass effectively is a scary thing for opposing defenses.