The Green Bay Packers might have needs on the defensive side of the ball, but they also realize that this team comes and goes as Aaron Rodgers does.
If the Packers can score points, they will have a fantastic opportunity to reach Super Bowl 52. Green Bay might not be an elite defense in this league or they might need an extra play maker or two on the that side of the ball. However, this teams runs with Rodgers, sometimes you need to improve a strength on your football team with the small windows that this league has for championships.
Last season, this football team was a win away from reaching the Super Bowl as they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship. The defense was the problem, but so was health on the outside at wide receiver. Green Bay did just enough on defense to help them become average, and that is all they have to be with Rodgers under center.
Green Bay didn’t go after any big name defensive players, but they did go after a position of need in free agency by signing a pair of tight ends in free agency. Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks come into an offense that is already loaded when healthy, but we found out that health isn’t guaranteed. Adding two more offensive threats allows this team to have depth on offense that maybe they didn’t have in that NFC championship game.
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With those additions, it allows Rodgers to be even more creative on offense and use different packages to get the edge on the football field. They can run multiple looks out of the back field, spread the ball with four wide receivers, or use two tight ends in many different looks. That is not good for the NFL when it comes to trying to stop one of the game’s best QB’s.
Rodgers best season came in 2011 where he threw for 4,643 yards and 45 touchdowns. Those numbers might seem like video game stats than real stats, but that is the new NFL with how many times teams pass the ball now. With these new weapons in Green Bay, along with those returning from 2016, Rodgers could pass those 2011 stats. It isn’t out of the question to see Rodgers push 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.
Rodgers has the chance to finish the regular season as MVP, while guiding this football team to Super Bowl 52!