David Bakhtiari expects a second-year jump from the Packers offense under Matt LaFleur.
In their first season under head coach Matt LaFleur, the Green Bay Packers offense showed potential.
But the offense often struggled to find consistency and to put together a complete game. It can happen in the first year of a new system so it doesn’t come as a surprise.
All eyes will be on this offense in their second season under LaFleur.
Bakhtiari excited about Packers offense in year two under LaFleur
All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari spoke to the media on Tuesday and is confident the offense will make a jump in year two with LaFleur.
“I do expect a jump,” Bakhtiari said in a video call with reporters on Tuesday.
Bakhtiari spoke about the importance of familiarity with the scheme.
“I think it really just boils down to when you’re more comfortable in a system, when you think less, you’re playing faster,” Bakhtiari said.
Another reason to be excited about the offense is second-year guard Elgton Jenkins. Jenkins impressed in his rookie year, making 14 starts and securing his spot as a starter moving forward.
Jenkins was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2019.
But how good can he go onto become?
“I think really as good as he wants to be,” Bakhtiari said. “He’s very naturally gifted. I think the thing that separates him is his instincts as a football player.”
Bakhtiari thinks Jenkins can make a second-year jump.
“I’m excited. Year two is usually your biggest jump and I think he has a chance to make a big jump in his career.”
Bakhtiari added that Jenkins can help the offensive line reach “another level of dominance”.
There are many reasons to be confident in the Packers offense moving forward. More familiarity in the scheme will certainly help as will the development of Jenkins and other young players on the roster.
Equally as important will be Bakhtiari, who has the chance to be named an All-Pro for a fifth straight season. And Bakhtiari is confident this offense will take a step forward in LaFleur’s second year.