5 reasons why Packers will win NFC North in 2020

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Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown
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1. The offense will be much better

And the last point brings us perfectly onto this final one. The Packers offense will be much improved in 2020. Part of that, as mentioned earlier, will be due to the returning players having more familiarity with the scheme. But there’s also more to it.

Aaron Rodgers also has more reps with Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard. Their connection will improve over time as they spend more time on the field together.

But let’s also talk about the offseason. The biggest loss was right tackle Bryan Bulaga and he’ll be difficult to replace. But Rick Wagner is a talented, experienced right tackle and with him starting, the Packers will still have one of the league’s best pass-protecting offensive lines.

At the skill positions, the Packers moved on from Geronimo Allison and Jimmy Graham, signing Devin Funchess. They will also get Equanimeous St. Brown returning from injury. In the draft, they added AJ Dillon and Josiah Deguara.

Overall, they improved the talent on offense. A receiving corps of Davante Adams, Funchess, Lazard, Valdes-Scantling, and St. Brown is stronger than last year’s depth chart. They also had to replace Graham, and second-year Jace Sternberger has the potential to make a step up in year two.

And one possibly underrated part of drafting Jordan Love? The Packers have improved their backup QB spot. Who knows how crucial that could prove to be?

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With more familiarity in LaFleur’s scheme, along with the offseason additions, the Packers offense should be improved.