The Green Bay Packers are ranked 14th in ESPN’s post-free agency power rankings.
As the attention shifts from free agency to the draft, ESPN have put out their post-free agency power rankings. Somewhat surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers are at No. 14, which is a good position to be in considering their disappointing six-win season in 2018.
More interesting is the fact Green Bay sits one position ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, a team that won two more games and finished ahead of the Packers in the NFC North last year.
What this shows is confidence in the Packers to bounce back. It also highlights the good work done so far in free agency.
The offseason is far from over, but so far Green Bay has been as busy as any team. Starting with a change at head coach and going through to the recent free agency signings, this team could look very different when the 2019 season begins.
The question is, have the Packers solved their problems from the past two seasons? Will a new-look offense under head coach Matt LaFleur provide the change required?
If the answers to those questions are yes, and general manager Brian Gutekunst can put together a solid draft class, the Packers will be well positioned to make a serious playoff push in 2019. Winning the NFC and reaching the Super Bowl is a different challenge entirely considering how loaded with talent the conference is, but if Aaron Rodgers plays at his best, they’ll always have a chance.
It’s fair to say that so far, Green Bay has had the best offseason of the four NFC North teams, and that’s what needs to continue for the Packers to regain the division crown this year.