Five offseason moves Packers need to make in 2020
1. Add multiple wide receivers via free agency and/or the draft
Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Jones. Davante Adams.
Far too often, they were the only three players consistently producing on offense (not including the offensive line).
Allen Lazard stepped up with 477 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season. It’s hard to imagine where the Packers would’ve been without him. But he would be best suited as the number three or four option in the passing game.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn’t make the second-year jump that was expected. Equanimeous St. Brown missed the entire season due to injury. Both players could still be key parts of this offense in the future, but the Packers also need to add talent at the wide receiver position, and early in the draft. It’s a strong class for receivers, and the Packers should make the most of that on the opening two days, depending on who falls to No. 30.
At tight end, the Packers will be hoping Jace Sternberger can become a bigger part of the offense in 2020. But with Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis potentially on their way out, adding more talent at tight end also makes sense.
In recent years, early-round draft picks have been used almost exclusively on fixing the defense. This season showed that. The Packers need to turn their attention back to the offense this offseason and spend high draft picks on this side of the ball. Gutekunst needs to add talent at wide receiver, running back and tight end.