There has been plenty of conversation about how good the Green Bay Packers offense could be this year. I believe this will go down as the best offense the Packers have fielded during Aaron Rodgers’ career (and therefore the best in team history…at least statistically).
Rodgers has the ability to be the league MVP every single season, but he is surrounded by the most talent he has ever had. The offensive line promises to be strong as ever. The loss of TJ Lang was a huge concern, but much of that was alleviated by bringing in Jahri Evans.
Running Back is a position with little experience, but the duo of Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams will only have to run against 7 man boxes. The continued development of Aaron Ripkowski as a blocker will also aid in this progress. Montgomery adds the benefit of being one of the best receiving RBs in the league.
This is easily the best Tight End group Green Bay has had since Keith Jackson and Mark Chmura. Martellus Bennett is the best blocking TE in the NFL and adds a tremendous threat in the red zone. Lance Kendricks will help Rodgers stretch the middle of the field. As an added benefit, Richard Rodgers has had a very nice training camp.
Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb should make for one of the best receiving trios in the league. The survivors of the training camp battle for receiving spots 4-6 will also be expected to contribute.
After the struggles early last season, Mike McCarthy simplified the playbook and went back to more West Coast offense principals. This had a great impact on Rodgers ability to get the ball out quickly and worked with the strengths of the receiver group.
Aaron Rodgers will have to get acquainted with his new weapons quickly with very few reps in the preseason, but I fully expect this to be the best offense we have seen during his tenure in Green Bay.Andrew Mertig is a a lifelong Packers fan and draft enthusiast. He has covered the NFL draft for radio and television stations in Green Bay. He is currently a host of the Pack-A-Day podcast and a writer for PackersTalk.com. You can follow him on Twitter @andrewmertig