Aaron Rodgers’ supporting cast in the Packers offense is among the league’s worst, according to Bleacher Report’s rankings.
At least, not as much as many hoped. The Packers did strengthen the rushing attack by adding AJ Dillon in the second round of the draft, and third-round pick Josiah Deguara will also help as a blocker.
Devin Funchess replaces Geronimo Allison but the Packers did little else to fix their issues at wide receiver.
Aaron Rodgers’ supporting cast one of league’s worst?
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report has ranked each NFL quarterback’s supporting cast ahead of the 2020 season. It likely comes as no surprise to see Rodgers’ supporting cast near the bottom of the rankings, in part because of the concerns at receiver.
Knox ranked Green Bay’s supporting cast at No. 26. Compare that to Patrick Mahomes, the league’s best quarterback who also has the No. 1 supporting cast in the NFL. That’s a recipe for success, as we saw just four months ago when the Kansas City Chiefs lifted the Lombardi Trophy.
The Packers’ offseason work to address this offense, on paper, doesn’t look near good enough. Once again, Rodgers doesn’t have the strongest supporting cast as possible.
In the article, Knox notes that drafting Dillon “could push the Packers backfield into elite territory”. That’s the good news. But he also notes that the lack of proven receivers behind Davante Adams, as well as the tight end group, is a major concern.
It’s hard to disagree with anything Knox wrote or his ranking for Rodgers’ supporting cast. Last year, it was Aaron Jones and Davante Adams with little else. The same could be true this year, although Dillon should help strengthen the run game and Funchess is a good replacement for Allison.
Where would you rank Aaron Rodgers’ supporting cast in the NFL?