As long as key players within the Packers offense can stay healthy, there’s no reason they can’t contend in 2018. The key ingredient will be Aaron Rodgers, but he will need help from surrounding veterans and a young defense.
Green Bay’s offense is looking somewhat unpredictable for this season. After signing Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis we can fully expect to see more multiple tight end sets. And with no Jordy Nelson lining up at receiver, an unproven asset will have to emerge. The Packers will be leaning on three ball carriers to tote the rock on a rotational basis. Who is going to emerge as the featured back will be an intriguing story line as we near training camp.
Green Bay’s offense looks like an unsorted puzzle, but the pieces are laid out on the table ready to become a masterpiece. Rodgers’ hasn’t had this deep of an offense since 2011 and the Packers defense is bringing a new attitude under Mike Pettine.
Stats will forever be the greatest measuring stick in sports and for the first time in a long time, we don’t know what to expect from the Packers. I will do my best to predict what numbers will be produced from Green Bay’s offensive unit.
Aaron Rodgers- 409/620, 4,479 yards, 42 touchdowns, 9 interceptions
Rushing- 52 attempts, 267 yards, 1 touchdown
DeShone Kizer- 5/12, 57 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception
Brett Hundley- 0 games played
Tim Boyle (practice squad)
Aaron Jones- 210 carries, 903 yards, 6 touchdowns
Receiving- 15 receptions, 112 yards, 2 touchdowns
Jamaal Williams- 134 carries, 522 yards, 3 touchdowns
Receiving- 20 receptions, 167 yards, 0 touchdowns
Ty Montgomery- 53 carries, 191 yards, 1 touchdown
Receiving- 34 catches, 249 yards, 2 touchdowns
Aaron Ripkowski- 4 carries, 13 carries, 0 touchdowns
Receiving- 6 catches, 34 yards, 0 touchdowns
Devante Mays (cut)
Receivers/ Tight Ends
Davante Adams- 79 receptions, 1062 yards, 14 touchdowns
Randall Cobb- 68 receptions, 791 yards, 6 touchdowns
Jimmy Graham- 56 receptions, 760 yards, 9 touchdowns
Geronimo Allison- 39 receptions, 478 yards, 4 touchdowns
J’Mon Moore- 24 receptions, 202 yards, 2 touchdowns
Marcedes Lewis- 21 receptions, 194 yards, 3 touchdowns
Trevor Davis- 19 catches, 171 yards, 0 touchdowns
Michael Clark- 16 receptions, 218 yards, 1 touchdown
Lance Kendricks- 9 receptions, 72 yards, 0 touchdowns
Marquez Valdes-Scantling- 3 receptions, 26 yards, 0 touchdowns
Equanimeous St. Brown (practice squad)
DeAngelo Yancy (cut)
Emanuel Byrd (cut)
The Packers will rely heavily on their backs this year as runners and pass catchers. Davante Adams finally reaches 1,000 yards receiving and Jimmy Graham has a solid year. J’Mon Moore is the only rookie receiver that makes a legitimate impact. Geronimo Allison has a couple breakout games that earns him another contract. Feel free to weigh in with a comment below.
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. Brandon graduated from Longwood University in 2016 with a degree in mass media. He has covered the Packers for over two years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.