3. Davante Adams will set career-best in receiving yards
Yes, the Packers are going to want to run the ball. Their offseason work shows this. They didn’t draft a wide receiver but did select a running back and an H-back in rounds two and three. They re-signed Marcedes Lewis, an excellent blocker. But even with more of a focus on the ground game to be expected, they are still going to throw the ball plenty. An offense with Aaron Rodgers always will.
But having not invested enough in this wide receiver corps during the offseason, the pressure is once again going to be on Davante Adams.
Devin Funchess could be a good addition as a complement to Adams but it’ll take some time to establish a connection with Rodgers. Allen Lazard played well in 2019, and the hope is that either Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Equanimeous St. Brown will make a jump.
But Adams is the receiver Rodgers trusts the most and that’s who he’ll be looking for on crucial third downs when they need a big play.
Adams set career-best numbers in 2018 with 1,386 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Had he not missed a month due to injury last season, he would’ve finished with similar numbers again.
I predict the Packers to have more rushing touchdowns this season, but Adams will still be targeted a ton in the receiving game. That will lead him to his new career-best in receiving yards.