Geronimo Allison could be set for a big year in the new Green Bay Packers offense in 2019.
In an offseason full of change — most notably at head coach and offensive coordinator — the Green Bay Packers will need their most experienced players to play well on offense this year.
One of them is Geronimo Allison, who is entering his fourth season with the Packers. Allison continues to improve each year, and he’s likely to be a starter on offense this season.
Allison played five games last season, finishing with 20 receptions for 303 yards and two touchdowns.
It was a big question of “what if” in the end. Allison made such a great start to the season, and there’s no reason why he couldn’t have continued to play at this level in his new role as the Packers’ number two receiver.
Allison didn’t just become a consistent contributor in the games he played, but he also made key plays at crucial times in games. It was his touchdown that began the Packers’ incredible comeback in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears, and he also kept the team in the game with a score against the Washington Redskins two weeks later.
But after a strong start to the year, Allison missed the final 11 games due to injury.
Odds of making roster: 100 percent
Allison has proved his importance to this team, going from undrafted to the Packers’ number two wide receiver in just three years.
What to expect in 2019?
If Allison stays healthy, he should resume his role as the number two wide receiver. His experience with Aaron Rodgers and ability to make key plays at important moments should give him the edge over the younger wide receivers on the roster, at least early on.
The biggest story to watch this summer will be how different this offense looks after switching from Mike McCarthy to Matt LaFleur, and also how that impacts the receivers and running backs.
In 2018, Allison showed he can take the next step and start at wide receiver. In 2019, it’s important to stay healthy and build on a good start to last year.