It’s the most important position in football, and the Green Bay Packers have one of the best to ever play it, Aaron Rodgers.
Entering training camp, all eyes will be on the Green Bay Packers new-look offense. For new head coach Matt LaFleur to lead this team back to the Super Bowl, the offense needs to get back to its best.
Training camp is particularly important this year, as it gives the offense, in a new system, a chance to fully prepare for the season.
A new offense for Aaron Rodgers
Watching Aaron Rodgers at training camp will be different than usual. Gone is Mike McCarthy’s offense, and for the first time in his NFL career, Rodgers has to adjust to a brand new system. But he’s spoken highly of the new offense.
“The scheme works,” Rodgers said in an interview with Chris Simms for NBC Sports.
If you haven’t already watched that interview, it’s well worth checking out.
It’s now about Rodgers and the offense getting familiar with LaFleur’s system, and the players getting on the same page. Once that happens, the Packers could be difficult to defend against.
It’s going to take a bit of time for each player to get completely up to speed, but it will be interesting to see how the offense matches up with Mike Pettine’s defense at training camp.
Who will win the backup job?
Outside of Rodgers adjusting to LaFleur’s offense, there will also be competition for the backup job between DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle and Manny Wilkins.
Again, it might be a matter of which quarterback best suits LaFleur’s offense. The Packers traded for Kizer last offseason and he was the backup in 2018, but if Boyle or Wilkins plays well at training camp in LaFleur’s scheme, it will be hard for GM Brian Gutekunst not to keep them on the roster.
Training camp and the preseason games will be key to determining how many QBs the Packers keep on the roster, and who wins the backup job.