1. Green Bay Packers
Total offense: 12th
Passing offense: 9th
Rushing offense: 22nd
Points per game: 14th
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The play of the Green Bay Packers’ two-time MVP will determine how far this offense can go. He hasn’t been fully healthy the past two seasons, and the offense has struggled as a result. If Rodgers is back to his MVP best in 2019, the Packers will be back in the playoffs and competing for a championship.
Even in a down year for the Packers offense, the team still led the NFC North in a number of key categories. The Packers’ passing offense remains one of the league’s best, led by the elite duo of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.
New head coach Matt LaFleur gives Green Bay a completely new offense for the first time in over a decade, and one the Packers will be hoping leads to quick success. LaFleur’s offense should lean on the run often, which could improve last year’s ranking.
The offense isn’t without a few big questions, however. Which WR will step up as a starter alongside Adams? Can Jimmy Graham bounce back? Will Aaron Jones stay healthy? Will the pass protection improve along the offensive line?
But even if this offense is only slightly improved from last season, it’ll be the best in the division. This team also has the upside to finish first in the NFC offensively.
The Packers have star players at quarterback, left tackle and wide receiver. That’s a good start. Now if they can get contributions elsewhere and quickly adjust to a new offense, they’ll be in a great shape this season.